If you made it here as a result of my piece in the July/August edition of the Ireland Report, Welcome! In fact, if you made it here for any reason then thank you and welcome! It is an exciting time for healthcare. We are at once in the midst of a national discussion on the challenges the industry faces and experiencing a boom in advances in how we care for patients. There has never been a more important time for our healthcare leaders and organizations to speak up, develop a voice, and cultivate one-to-one relationships.
More than anything I am anxious to hear your feedback. Please leave me a comment or drop me a note on twitter. What did you think of the article? Is your organization using social media, if so how is it working for you?
If Social Pulse and the other articles in The Ireland Report piqued you interest, then I invite you to do some continued reading on healthcare social media.
- Social Pulse - you can find a PDF of the white paper here
- Social Media ROI - ways to present, measure and pay for a social media program
- The Mr. Rogers approach - asking patients and employees to be your friend
- My Blog - miscellaneous healthcare social media posts
- The Mayo Clinic on Social Media
- Ed Bennett on healthcare social media
- "The Sunday Night Chat" - #HCSM is one of the largest group chats on twitter and its all about healthcare and social media, hosted by the remarkable Dana Lewis
- List of hospitals using social media - also from Ed Bennett
- Phil Baumann's blog - as referenced in the article
- Paul Levy's Running a Hospital - Paul is the CEO of Beth Israel in Boston, also cited in the article