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Healthcare Social Media Week in Review: April 1, 2013

Healthcare Social MediaHappy April!  I hope wherever you’re reading this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review, the snow is melting and the flowers are starting to bloom!  This week we have five new and exciting articles that were handpicked by our healthcare social media team.  So, grab your coffee or tea, and start digging though this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review.

  • Interpreting numbers can always be a tricky thing.  When they are displayed in a graph, your brain can decode the data in a more natural way.  Kathleen Poulis makes handy use of healthcare related information and transforming it into easy to read graphs.  Here are 6 different graphs about health care.
  • Healthcare social media has allowed the community to communicate in different and more efficient ways.  Yet, deciding on what mode of social media to use can always be difficult.  Louis Norris does a great job identifying which tools work best for your patients.
  • One of the many things the healthcare social media community does really well is share information.  Last week we stumbled upon this wonderful webcast that presents milestones in doctors’ use of social media.  The video itself, packs a lot of great information in less than 12 minutes.  Doctors in Social Media: The Story So Far, with Creation Pinpoint
  • The world of healthcare and Twitter is a vast one, and sifting through the weeds can be a difficult process.  This article helps guide you through the healthcare hashtag and tweet-up space.  It also provides 11 useful hashtags to follow.  A Healthcare Guide to Hashtags and Tweet-Ups
  • As a member of the healthcare social media community, you know the importance of social media.  Yet, the social media doubters and naysayers are still an extremely loud voice.  Over on the KevinMD website, Brittany Chan lays out four reasons why she uses Twitter, and how it makes her a better doctor.  It’s a nice quick read.

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Stuart Wainstock is a former educator who has taught overseas and in the United States. Stuart began blogging while living overseas as a means to communicate with family and friends back home. He is a contributing author to the MDWebPro blog. Stuart is an avid follower of technology, and their constantly changing trends. He also enjoys discovering new and excited music, as well as photography. You can follow Stuart on Twitter @stuartwainstock,@MDWebPro and Google+

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