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Healthcare Social Media Week in Review: November 19, 2012

It’s that time of the week again and we’ve got some great articles for you.  In this week’s edition of Healthcare Social Media in Review we look at patient engagement, an interview with a #HCSM moderator and founder Dana Lewis, and a heartfelt poem to recent Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame inductee Ed Bennett.  Here is this week’s Healthcare Social Media Week in Review.


  • How quickly emergency services respond during a crisis situation can mean the difference between life and death.  In an article written by Hinda Mitchell she suggests that the first 60 minutes are the “golden hour” when it comes to response time and gives 5 Essential Questions for the First 15 Minutes of a Crisis.
  • Have you ever wondered how the weekly #HCSM Sunday night chat session came to be or other #HCSM information?  We had the pleasure of interviewing Dana Lewis who is the moderator and founder of the #HCSM chat.  Check out what she had to say about healthcare and social media.  Interview with Dana Lewis: Moderator and Founder of #HCSM Chat
  • Engagement is one of the many things that social media does really well.  Opening up the communication fields between physician and patient is something that should be done in both offline and online settings.  Allowing patients to engage with their caregivers via social media is helping to erase barriers and engage people. Brie Schwartz writes a great piece regarding patient engagement.  The Importance of Patient Engagement
  • I never know it existed, but it does.  The Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame recently inducted their newest member last week in Las Vegas, NV and that member is Ed Bennett.  Ed has been a pioneer in the healthcare social media community for a long time and is extremely deserving of this honor.  His friend Lee Aase gives a heartfelt message in this video.  An Ode to Ed
  • On her blog, Regina Holliday is reaching out to the healthcare community and asking patients, advocates, activists, and caregivers to join together to create a nationwide patient agenda.  Patient advocacy has extremely strong roots in the #HCSM community and this would be a great way to get involved.  Regina Holliday’s Medical Advocacy Blog

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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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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