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.

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Save the date and plan to attend...

Social Media Week 2015
June 15-18, 2015
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
(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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January 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Energizing (or Energising) the Healthcare Social Media Revolution in Australia

By Lee Aase

We’re way-beyond-pleased to announce that this coming September, we’ll be sponsoring our first International Healthcare and Social Media Summit  in…Australia. Hashtag? #MayoInOz, of course. The Summit will be held on Sept. 1-2, 2015 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. On Sept. 3, we move to another location in Brisbane where we’ll deliver a special Social Media Residency. Note how this is […]

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Tags: #MayoInOz, Australian Private Hospitals Association, Healthcare and Social Media Summit

January 26th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Flex against Colorectal Cancer with your #StrongArmSelfie

By Lee Aase

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. It’s also is among the most preventable…with early detection. That’s why Mayo Clinic is joining Fight Colorectal Cancer in their #StrongArmSelfie campaign. We’re officially launching the campaign in March, but until then, we’re asking social-savvy friends (that’s YOU!) to start now by flexing your muscles in […]

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Tags: #strongarmselfie, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, Craig Campbell

January 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Save the Dates: Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase

It isn’t exactly Christmas in June, but we’re excited to announce that our biggest event of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) will be closer to the Summer Solstice than the Autumn Equinox. This year’s Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic will be June 15-18 in Rochester, Minnesota. For the last four years we’ve produced […]

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Tags: social media week

January 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Free Mayo Clinic Webinar: Internal Communications and Social News Delivery Strategies

By Lee Aase

  Employee engagement. It’s what every organization hopes for: motivated employees who come to work willing and ready to give their best. Internal communication plays a critical role in creating an engaged workforce, yet many internal communicators find themselves frustrated with the old-style strategies their organization’s deploy. Can there be more to internal communication than newsletters and messages “From the President?” […]

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Tags: Annie Burt, Employee Communications, employee engagement, Webinar

January 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Announcing and Welcoming New Members to Our External Advisory Board

By Lee Aase

Even before our official launch in July 2010, we at the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM) have been the beneficiaries of smart and generous counsel from health care industry leaders. We formalized these relationships later that year by creating our first External Advisory Board (EAB). Guidance from those original EAB members has been crucial to our development so […]

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Tags: Amanda Changuris, Claire H Johnston, Colleen Young, Dan Hinmon, external advisory board, Greg Matthews, Kristine Austin, Lisa Ramshaw, Mike Sevilla

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