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Healthcare Social Media Week in Review: April 8, 2013

Healthcare Social MediaWelcome to another edition of Healthcare Social Media Week in Review!  We have five stories from around that healthcare social media community that will knock your socks off.   So, grab your coffee or tea, and start digging though this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review.

  • You healthcare provider may not be involved with healthcare social media for a variety of reasons.  Of those reasons, lawsuits and privacy are two of the major issues.  In a great article and interview with Dr. Kevin Pho (KevinMD), Roberto A. Ferdman looks into what’s keeping your doctor off Twitter.
  • Have you had a chance to use Twitter’s mobile video app Vine?  The free app allows users to create and post short video clips that max out at six seconds.  Here’s a pretty cool post on how hospitals are using the Vine application in their daily routines.  5 Terrific Examples of How Hospitals Use Vine
  • The American Heart Association has a really interesting journal article on its Circulation site that looks at how social media is being used in the healthcare community.  The article raises some interesting points about medical ethics and social media’s impact on the healthcare community.  There are also some really useful references too!  Social Media as a Tool in Medicine
  • You don’t need to be a social media expert to have a healthcare social media presence.  Signing up for the major social platforms and filling out the profile section puts you ahead of most.  Here’s a good Health Works Collective article on why you should be present with healthcare social media.
  • While it’s not an article about something amazing happening in the healthcare social media world, it is a great opportunity for the healthcare social media community.  If you are in the Twin Cities area, the Mayo Clinic is holding a 1.5-day course on the use of social media in healthcare.  For more details on the workshop, head over to the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency website.

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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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