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.
Help bring the social media revolution to health care, click here.
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Learn, exchange ideas, meet new colleagues, and connect with ones you've known for years.
Monday: Social Media Residency, our one-day intensive, where you'll learn the strategic use of social media in health care.
Tuesday: Three two-hour Pre-Conference workshops produced by Ragan Communications.
Wednesday through Thursday noon: 6th Annual #MayoRagan Social Media Summit and reception.
Thursday: Annual SMHN Member Meeting and dinner.
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The Health Care Social Media List includes health-related organizations actively using social networking sites.
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August 17th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
By David Harlow
An OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins was fired last year after a colleague reported her suspicions about a “pen-like device” that was always around his neck, and that turned out to be a camera. The OB/GYN had secretly photographed 7,000 patients over ten years while conducting pelvic exams. Ten days later he committed suicide. Last month, the […]
August 14th, 2014 · 15 Comments
By Lee Aase
That’s the underlying question Hinda Mandell, Ph.D. raised Tuesday in a post on the Boston Public Radio site, “Brave New World: Your Doctor, Your Private Parts, Twitter And You.” My gynecologist just followed my vagina on Twitter. At least, that’s how it felt when I received email notification that I had a new Twitter follower.To be […]
August 11th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
By Alanna Wong
Imagine falling asleep on June 29th, 2009 and not waking up until February 11th, 2010. This is one of the many sleep spells I’ve had during the past 15 years due to a rare neurological condition called Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS). I’ve always told myself it’s not what you go through that makes you the person […]
August 8th, 2014 · 17 Comments
I have had many adventures in health care. I endured hit or miss interactions with the medical community most of my life up through my twenties. Ignorance was not bliss, but it was the only option. After college, I went into educational video production, my friends talked me into coming to the Texas Medical Center. […]
August 8th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
I am an Internal Medicine physician with experience in patient care, research and consulting. Currently, I spend my time using Social Media to reach teens about health topics in the place that they spend so much of their time. My experiences seeing adult patients, many of whom had medical problems which resulted from life-long behaviors […]
August 8th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
By Brittany K.
I have been a longtime patient needing various kinds of medical treatment. Additionally, I watched my youngest daughter need extensive medical attention following her birth 3 years ago. As her primary caregiver, I quickly had to become familiar with the top notch hospitals in our area and did extensive research, which including searching profiles on […]
August 8th, 2014 · 43 Comments
Q: How would your participation serve the greater good during and after the conference? A: The communities on the West and Southwest Sides of Chicago, where Sinai Health System is based, endure immense challenges to all aspects of health. Limited access to quality healthcare, safe neighborhoods and legitimate employment opportunities are just a few of […]
August 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment
By Joel T Nowak
I am a super cancer survivor, a survivor of four different primary cancers including metastatic prostate cancer. When I learned I was metastatic I searched the metropolitan New York City area for an education and support program geared specifically for men with advanced prostate cancer. Shockingly, I was unable to find any program specific to […]
August 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments
By Marcus Move
I am a patient and volunteer with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF). Several years ago I was experiencing a wide variety of strange symptoms. My general doctor was quite uncertain to the cause. He even suggested a psych. evaluation. As a last resort he put me on a 30 day heart rate monitor. I […]