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Healthcare Social Media Week in Review: February 11, 2013

heatlhcare social media week in reviewLast night there was a wonderful discussion during the Healthcare Social Media (#HCSM) chat session about open access to information and information paywalls.  There was a great dialogue that evoked a range of opinions and link sharing.  The fifth article in this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review was a link that was shared and discussed multiple times throughout the evening.  Here is this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review.

  • As more and more healthcare community members join the growing ranks of social media participants, awareness will continue to rise with regards to your online reputation.  While MDWebPro has an eBook on its way out on the topic, healthcare social media superstar Dr. Kevin Pho (KevinMD) has just published and new book on the topic.  Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices
  • The social media company behind Radian6 and Buddy Media put together an interesting piece on predicting trends by using social media.  The article interviews Graham Dodge who is the CEO and Co-founder of Sickweather.  How to Predict Trends with Social Media Monitoring
  • How did you start your healthcare blog?  Did you jump right in and hit the floor running, or did you have some helpful hand holding?  Patricia Redsicker of Word View Editing writes a great piece to help you get started with a health blog.  How to Start a Health Blog in 10 Easy Steps
  • Infographics do such a great job displaying information in a way that the viewer can easily comprehend.  The Healthcare Communication News has a great infographic on How Patients Learn in the Digital Age
  • Open access to information has been a topic in the news the last few weeks for a variety of reasons.  If you are active on Twitter or in the HCSM chat sessions, the name JediPD should be a familiar one.  Here’s a great article on open access from the JediPD perspective.  Open Access

Do you have any additional thoughts on this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review? Did we miss something? Leave a comment below, send us a message on Twitter @MDWebPro, let us know on Facebook, or on Google +.  We’d love to hear from you!

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