Social Media Health Network

Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care

Welcome to the Social Media Health Network

As social media evolves our social media philosophy holds constant: 

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.
For swift response, email

Social Media Week Has Begun!

For Social Media Summit tracks and schedule for Wednesday, click here.
Workshops & Presentations: Heritage Hall Rooms (Subway Level, Kahler Grand)
Gala Reception: Weds. 10/22 from 5:30-7:30 PM (Marriott Ballroom)

For Mayo Clinic Tours, click here.

What to wear? Business casual
Weather Report: Bundle up! Click here for details.

Your Must-Have Health Care Social Media Resource

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

From Our Social Media Residency Curriculum

In this video from our curriculum, MCCSM Medical Director, Dr. Farris Timimi discusses "Health Care Social Media and Professionalism." 

To view videos as a Guest, click here.
To learn about becoming a Network Member, click here.  

Plan ahead for 2015!
Social Media

  • Feb. 9: Rochester
  • Mar. 9: Phoenix
  • May 4: Jacksonville
  • June 15: Rochester

Registration details
will appear here.


On Our Blog...

October 16th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Proudly Platinum! Announcing our 2014 #MCCSM Platinum Fellows

By Meredith Gould

Note: Our Platinum Fellows are all early adopters of healthcare social media and, as a result, have a long view of how both #hcsm and #mccsm have evolved. And so, while gathering information for this announcement, I asked them to provide three words that would characterize their experience of healthcare social media over time — from the beginning to […]

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Tags: Chris Boyer, Matthew Katz, Platinum Fellows, Reed Smith, Shel Holtz

October 9th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Meet Our 1st Silver Fellow: Lisa Ramshaw

By Meredith Gould

Many have participated in our Social Media Residency and quite a few have completed Bronze Fellow requirements. To date, only Lisa Ramshaw has achieved Silver Fellow status. I had the up-energy and downright fun experience of working closely with Lisa to finalize her mini-white paper: Creating a Social Media Revolution One Hospital at a Time (PDF). As Director, […]

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Tags: Lisa Ramshaw, Silver Fellow

October 2nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

November Social Media Residency in Jacksonville, FL and Rockford, IL

By Lee Aase

Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic starts in just 19 days, and there’s still time to register. But if either timing (Oct. 20-23) or location (Rochester, Minn.) don’t fit your schedule or travel budget, we’re offering two opportunities for in-depth health care social media training in November through our one-day Social Media Residency program. On Monday, […]

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Tags: Jacksonville, Rockford, social media residency

October 1st, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Announcement: Welcoming Another 2014 Patient-Caregiver Scholarship Recipient

By Meredith Gould

Late last week,  2014 Patient-Caregiver Scholarship recipient Alanna Wong contacted us with regrets about not being able to undertake the significant travel required to get from Hawaii to Minnesota — 11 hours and 3 transfers! With regret we accepted this reality, offered our very best wishes to Ms. Wong, and contacted the first runner-up in […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, Patient scholarships, social media week

September 29th, 2014 · Leave a Comment names Mayo Clinic #1 Social Media Friendly Hospital

By Meredith Gould

We practice what we teach… and are honored that has named Mayo Clinic as #1 on its 2014 list of the top 100 most social media friendly hospitals. How did we zoom to the top? NurseJournal staffers collected data about Twitter and Facebook use by 800 hospitals. In reviewing the list, we’re also delighted […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, mccsm, social media week

September 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Network Member Meeting Caps Social Media Week

By Lee Aase

Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic culminates on Thursday, Oct. 23 with the Annual Member Meeting of the Social Media Health Network, and that evening’s Member Dinner. The 6th Annual #MayoRagan Social Media Summit concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the SMHN Member Meeting will begin at 2, giving you plenty of time for a power […]

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Tags: Dan Hinmon, Dr Bryan Vartabedian, hcsm, Health Care, mccsm, SMHN, social media

September 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Serendipitous Benefits of Medical Expert Videos

By Lee Aase

Martha Grogan, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist who has a particular interest in cardiac amyloidosis, a relatively rare disease in which a type of protein accumulates in the heart. I had an opportunity recently to interview Dr. Grogan about her motivation for creating cardiac amyloidosis videos and her experience with them, including some unexpected […]

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Tags: Cardiac Amyloidosis, Martha Grogan, patient videos, Youtube

September 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mayo Clinic Tours during Social Media Week

By Lee Aase

We’re pleased to offer several different tours of Mayo Clinic for those visiting Rochester in October for Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic. These tours take place during scheduled breaks in the Social Media Summit and pre-conference workshops Oct. 21-23, so you won’t miss any of the action. Mayo General Tour – General tour of […]

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Tags: #mayoragan, Mayo Clinic, social media week, Tours

August 26th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Announcing: 2014 Patient-Caregiver Scholarship Recipients

By Meredith Gould

With gratitude for all who shared their stories and vision for health care in fine applications, we’re delighted to announce this year’s recipients of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Patient-Caregiver Scholarship.   Sarah Bramblette (@Sarah Bramblette) is a Lipedema and Lymphedema patient who combines her experiences as a patient and healthcare administrative professional […]

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Tags: e-patient, SM Scholarship 2014, social media week

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Case for Social Media in Professionalism

By Lee Aase

I really like the way the organizers of this Mayo Clinic CME conference framed the title of my presentation today. It’s not “the case for professionalism in social media” which in health care would be a no-brainer. Of course all physicians in social media should conduct themselves professionally. I’m looking forward to making a little tougher […]

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Tags: Professionalism, social media

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