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.
For swift response, email

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.  

On Our Blog...

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

January 7th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Start 2015 (in February) with a Mayo Social Media Residency

By Lee Aase

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to better understand how to use social networking tools for health-related work, you can get started by preparing for and participating in our first Social Media Residency of 2015 on Monday, February 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester, Minn. Social Media Residency is our day-long crash course, zooming in on strategic, tactical, and […]

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Tags: social media residency

December 29th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

E-Patients Deserve E-Doctors: Addressing the Needs of Both to Make Healthcare Better for Everyone

By Matthew Katz, MD

Everyone deserves a chance to be healthy. Physicians, of course, focus on helping patients. Unfortunately, I often see patients’ frustrations with the health care system itself directed toward doctors. Meanwhile, doctors are under increasing pressures on multiple fronts. Yes, we’re imperfect, but making physicians the primary focus of patient anger will not solve problems we […]

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Tags: e-patients, empowering patients

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