8 ideas for spicing up your hospital’s Facebook wall
See what your peers around the country are posting to attract, engage, and enlighten their respective communities on the social network.
Tech for Well-being Promotion #hcsm
This project seeks to build a collaboration network to promote Tweet-friendly hashtag-based syntax to help direct Twitter communications for more efficient data extraction for those communicating about the Haiti earthquake disaster. Use only requires modifications of Tweet messages to make information pieces that refer to #location, #status, #needs, #damage and several other elements of emergency communications more machine parsable.
One of the most daunting challenges facing any newcomer to social media is the volume and scope of information that is available. Once one starts following other social media accounts, the incoming “stream” of information can quickly become overwhelming. A number of social media participants have likened it to drinking from a firehose.
(1.) Be Prescriptive. Some emergency management organizations have adopted hashtags that they use for every event (e.g. the New Mexico example above: #NMwx, #NMstorm). This makes adoption easier for the public to follow because it becomes part of the lexicon.
140 HEALTH CARE USES FOR TWITTER
Tissue recruitment (for kidney and other organs, including blood)
Disaster alerting and response
Emergency response team management
Supportive care for patients and family members
Social media — Facebook, Google, Twitter, location-based services like Foursquare and more — are changing the way epidemiologists discover and track the spread of disease. At one time these guardians of public health swooped onto the scene of an outbreak armed with diagnostic kits and a code of silence.
To some degree, monitoring social media during emergencies is beginning to happen by social media savvy Incident Command Posts and EOC’s which are beginning to develop and use Virtual Operation Support Teams (VOST); however, we have yet to see a centralized 24-7-365 monitoring center evolve with protocols for identifying and channeling information to emergency response organization that can deploy response assets to assist in all emergencies.
Tapping into a ready resource in time of crisis (and prepping the system and emergency responders and the public before it is needed) -- or letting emergency calls go unanswered for days as people look at their active social networks and wonder why -- especially when most communities now already have Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Kansas PCMH Summit 2011
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This afternoon I was perusing my Twitter feed when I came across Noah Malin's Paper-li The Social Media Thinkers Daily. This is also where I discovered Cathryn Sloane's post titled: Why Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25.
#SMEMChat is on Fridays on Twitter from 12:30p-1:30p EST
These weekly chats occur on Fridays from 12:30p-1:30p EST on Twitter. Each week has a different topic. Search for hashtag #SMEMChat and participate. Anyone is welcome to share their opinions.
This Pew Internet/California HealthCare Foundation survey finds that technology is not an end, but a means to accelerate the pace of discovery, widen social networks, and sharpen the questions someone might ask when they do get to talk to a health professional. Technology can help to enable the human connection in health care and the internet is turning up the information network’s volume.
Mobile Commons offers companies, non-profits, and government agencies simple tools to reach people on the device they use most – their mobile phones. We run text-messaging-based campaigns that integrate seamlessly into your existing communications outreach.
This past week the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) released their Physician Social Media Guide which you see above. They graciously allowed me to look at a draft of the document, which looks pretty good. This initial guide is for what they call "The Big Three" meaning Facebook, Linked-In, and Twitter.
Number of women who drink alcohol during pregnancy, according to a 2006-10 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey. Nearly 1 in 5 pregnant women who drink say they binge drink — downing roughly six drinks at a time, three times a month. Drinking during pregnancy, especially binge drinking, can damage fetal brain development. In good news, the new data show that binge drinking is down slightly since 2000.
Several mental health organizations and government agencies have announced online or telephone resources to help citizens and professionals cope with worry, fear, anxiety and stress in the aftermath of the Colorado shooting at a movie theater early this morning that has taken at least 12 lives and injured dozens more