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.

Help bring the social media revolution to health care, click here
Learn more about Social Media Residency, click here.
Engage with other Network members, click here.
For swift response, email socialmediacenter@mayo.edu

Patients/Caregivers: Win a Scholarship to Attend Social Media Week at Our Rochester, MN campus!

Learn more about aApply Now buttonpplying for a full scholarship to Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic (October 20-23) by clicking this link. Essay submissions close on August 9, so enter yours today! 
Read and vote on essays by clicking this link.

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Register Now for Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic
October 20-23, 2014

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.

Learn more about the week
and register with this link 
for special bundles and rates.

Click here for information about discounted hotel accommodations.

Questions? Email for swift response: socialmediacenter@mayo.edu

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.  

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July 31st, 2014 · Leave a Comment

danielleburgess – Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014

By danielleburgess

It’s a unique advantage I have to be a patient – a survivor of colorectal cancer now in my 30’s. Not only did my survivorship give me purpose – I use social media and blogging to share my story and help others. It helped me land a job – I work at the nonprofit Fight […]

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July 30th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Susan Armenti – Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014

By Susan Armenti

Hello, my name is Susan Armenti. My cancer woke me up in the middle of the night eighteen years ago with a sensation in my breast. The road since has been full of twists and turns clearly with some obvious success, since I am feeling good and here to tell the story but, also at […]

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July 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments

Erika Lovegreen – Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014

By Erika Lovegreen

I must confess, as a professional in social media in healthcare, there are many days I want to throw in the towel. Every time that happens, there are two other times that I want to pick it back up, whirl it around in the air and celebrate what I do. I am introducing social media […]

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July 15th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Thinking of editing your hospital’s Wikipedia article? Think again!

By Shel Holtz

If you have ever edited your hospital’s Wikipedia article, consider the following: There is a Twitter account that automatically tweets a message whenever anybody using a U.S. Congressional IP address edits an article. The idea is to catch staffers updating their own congressman’s bio. (Newt Gingrich came in for some heavy criticism when someone on […]

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July 15th, 2014 · 24 Comments

Sarah Bramblette – Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014

By Sarah Bramblette

My name is Sarah Bramblette, I am 36-years-old and have primary Lipedema and secondary bilateral lower extremity Lymphedema. I was diagnosed with Lymphedema in 2001, and Lipedema in 2004. Lipedema was first recognized by doctors at the Mayo Clinic in 1940 and is a medical condition that causes the abnormal accumulation of adipose tissue in […]

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