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Healthcare Social Media Week in Review: February 18, 2013

In this edition of Healthcare Social Media Week in Review, we take a look at five infographics that have been making a splash in the healthcare community.  Infographics are a great way to take stuffy numbers and charts, and present them in an attractive and readable way. The five infographics we chose cover topics from patient education and experience to healthcare costs around the US.  Here is this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review.

  • Allied Health World put together a really great infographic that shows how patients and healthcare providers are using social media.  With some insightful stats on age demographics, social health security and platform details, makes this infographic a must see.  A Tweet a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

  • As the mobile devices we use on a daily basis become more sophisticated and more capable, the way we interact with them changes. Andrew Spong shared an interesting infographic that displays some interesting statistics about mobile health apps in 2012.  Take a look at Mobile Health App Use 2012.

  • With the cost of healthcare regularly in the news it’s always nice to see numbers displayed in an easy to read graphic.  This infographic displays healthcare costs for each state in the US and insight on a Senator opinion about the Public Healthcare Bill.  Healthcare Costs by State

  • The Patient experience has always been an important topic in healthcare.  This infographic hits on some important topics in the patient/provider interaction.  The section on how process frustrates patients and providers is an interesting one.  Making Patient Experience a Priority

  • I think it’s safe to say that Twitter is one of the major players in the healthcare social media world.  Its ability to create a two way dialogue between patient and provider is a powerful tool that wasn’t always so easy.  Appature created a really interesting infographic that displays how Twitter is used in healthcare.  Twitter in Healthcare

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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