Social Media Health Network

Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care

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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Save the dates and plan to attend 
this educational and networking gathering...

June 15-16, 2015
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

More details coming soon!

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!  


Your Must-Have Health Care Social Media Resource

The Health Care Social Media List includes health organizations actively using social networking sites. Add yours today!

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March 31st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Interview | Learn More About #HCLDR Chat From Co-Founder, Colin Hung

By Meredith Gould

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first in an occasional series about healthcare-related chats on Twitter. Here I interview Colin Hung, co-founder of #HCLDR, a chat I’ve come to value for its wide range of topics and wisdom-generous participants.* Details Founded: October 23, 2012 by Colin Hung and Lisa Fields. (Lisa has since retired from social […]

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Tags: #HCLDR, Bernadette Keefe, Colin Hung, Joe Babaian, tweetchat

March 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

From Experience | How to Herd Live-event and Conference Tweeters

By Renee Hopkins

  What’s Twitter good for? Many have wondered. My answer: To start and/or participate in a conversation on a specific subject. And a particularly useful Twitter conversation: live conversations during a conference or gathering. At the Business Innovation Factory, a nonprofit that helps transform complex social systems such as healthcare and education, we host  an […]

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Tags: Business Innovation Factory, live tweeting, Renee Hopkins

March 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Social Media is the Profound Change Fueling the e-Patient World

By Meredith Gould

Editor’s Note: Dave deBronkart’s (aka, ePatientDave) connection with MCCSM spans years. It includes serving on our External Advisory Board as well as being in our first Platinum Fellow cohort. We were proud to have Dave announce his Visiting Professor appointment to the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine during Social Media Week 2014. At last, Dave will arrive on […]

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Tags: Dave DeBronkart, ePatient Dave

March 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Brothers Flex Against Colorectal Cancer #StrongArmSelfie

By Lee Aase

We’re excited about Monday’s release of an original music video, part of our #StrongArmSelfie colorectal cancer awareness campaign with Fight Colorectal Cancer. In addition to employees from all three Mayo Clinic campuses, it’s great to get the Mayo brothers involved, along with President Lincoln and Lady Liberty. Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie were the original social […]

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Tags: #strongarmselfie, colon cancer, colorectal cancer

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