Social Media Health Network

Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care

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First International Healthcare and Social Media Summit
Presented by Mayo Clinic

Sept. 1-2, 2015 | Brisbane, Australia

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Welcome to the Social Media Health Network

As social media evolves, our philosophy remains steady: 

We believe individuals have the right and responsibility to advocate for their own health, and it's our responsibility to help them use social media tools to get the best information, and connect with providers as well as one another.

To join the Network, click here
Learn more about Social Media Residency, click here.
Engage with other Network members, click here.
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Webinar: Internal communications - Engaging and social news delivery strategies

Is there more to internal communication than newsletters and messages “From the President?” Can social strategies and internal communications work together to create better employee engagement? The answer is yes!  


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Mon, Jul 6 · Leave a Comment

Tuesday, 7/7: Tour Mayo Historical Suite via Periscope!

By Lee Aase

On Tuesday, July 7 you’ll have a chance to use today’s technology to take a live, interactive tour of Mayo Clinic’s history. Join us at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT/7 PDT) as we Periscope from the Mayo Historical Suite. Our tour guide will be Renee Ziemer, Coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Historical Unit. She’ll take […]

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Tags: Periscope

Mon, Jul 6 · Leave a Comment

“It’s unimaginable…how connected we are”

By Lee Aase

Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D. (a.k.a. @SeattleMamaDoc) was our keynoter at this year’s Mayo Clinic Health Care Social Media Summit, and we’re delighted she’ll also be among headliners for our First International Healthcare and Social Media Summit Sept. 1-2 in Brisbane, Australia. This is an exciting time to discover and apply social and digital tools in health care. As Dr. Swanson, […]

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Thu, Jul 2 · Leave a Comment

Webinar: Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Hospital

By Meredith Gould

LinkedIn is largely an untapped resource when it comes to social media for hospitals and health care systems. Let’s change that for you and your organization. Plan to join us on Tuesday, July 21 (1-2 p.m. ET) when Michael Yoder explains and then answers your questions about how to: strategically implementing and/or enhancing a LinkedIn page […]

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Wed, Jul 1 · Leave a Comment

Viewpoint: 6 Trends Toward Higher Cost, Worse Health, Less Access

By Matthew Katz, MD

Editor’s Note: Moving right along with our series of viewpoints and predictions from thought leaders, here’s one from Platinum Fellow Matt Katz, M.D. (@subatomicdoc).  When I contacted him via DM (direct message) on Twitter about the somewhat dismal nature of his observations, Matt reminded me, “Correlation isn’t causation so we can hope I’m wrong.” And yes, […]

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Tags: ACA, HITECH, Matthew Katz, MD

Mon, Jun 29 · 3 Comments

Optimizing Tweets: Mayo Clinic’s Lessons From A/B Testing

By Tony Hart

In 2015, Mayo Clinic’s Social and Digital Innovation team ran two months of A/B testing to better understand how our followers respond to @MayoClinic tweets. A/B testing is a way to compare two versions of an ad or marketing message to see which is more successful in getting your target audience to do a desired action […]

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