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December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Next up in our series of interviews with the top Twitter-based content curators is this one with Patricia Anderson (@Patricia F. Anderson), a member of MCCSM’s External Advisory Board. (Read the first one with Marie Ennis-O’Connor here; with Elin Silveous, part one here and part two here.) Like the other content curators interviewed in this […]
December 15th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Moving right along with our interview with Elin Silveous. In Part I, she shared her eight “S” factors for successful curation. Here she explains her nine “C” factors for deciding which content to use. MG: Where and how do you gather content to curate? ES: I gather content on- and offline from a wide range […]
December 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Welcome to the next post in a series of interviews with the top Twitter-based healthcare content curators. (Read the first one with Marie Ennis-O’Connor here.) At this point, I don’t remember exactly when I first encountered Elin Silveous (@ElinSilveous) but I do remember that I noticed how she provided timely, useful, thought-provoking, and delightfully quirky […]
December 3rd, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Welcome to the first post in a series of interviews with the top Twitter-based healthcare content curators. For years, Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) has been one of my must-go-to curators in the domain of health and healthcare. Back in September, not only did I get to meet her ITF (in the flesh) during the Stanford Medicine X conference […]
November 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Last year, I wrote about differences in how professional societies use social media during annual meetings. This year, the American Urological Association (AUA), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have had their meetings, so it’s time to take another look. Looks like the growth trend continues for sharing research and specialty-specific […]
November 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments
By Lee Aase
That’s the question asked, but not definitively answered, in a study presented this week in Chicago at the annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) and published online in the AHA journal, Circulation. The wonderfully named “Intention-to-Tweet” study randomized 243 Circulation articles to receive social media promotion (or not) and then compared page views for those articles […]
November 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
By Jason Pratt
Mary O’Connor, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon from our Florida campus, presented at our Social Media Summit on her project to reduce surgical anxiety through educational videos. Here’s her review of the project: Here's that "trailer" for the "Virtual Hospital Experience" videos that @MaryOConnorMD just played: https://t.co/nxXlUyzpRk #MayoRagan — Jason Pratt (@Jason Pratt) October 22, […]
November 17th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Does the acronym “HIPAA” produce anxiety? Do you know how FTC guidelines apply to social media marketing and communications? If you feel you need more clarity in interpreting these guidelines for social media communications, you’re not alone. As health care communicators, it’s difficult to navigate and interpret the laws and apply them to social media, but it […]