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 fair, maybe it wasn't my gynecologist who hit the “follow” button, but an employee at her practice. Does it matter? Because my ob/gyn’s name and Twitter handle are the same, and her Twitter avatar is her practice’s logo of a mother and child, entwined. Now [...]
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 content. Not only was she using the #hcsm hashtag, but others emerging in the domain of healthcare.
Elin understood the value of online engagement to inform, educate and build community long before Twitter [...]
Back in 2011, we created the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency to help Mayo employees and peers from other health care organizations become conversant and comfortable with social media. And we're proud to say the Residency has been a work-in-progress ever since. It's had to be -- everything changes constantly and swiftly in the world of social networking. Digital technology has also changed how people learn which, in turn, has changed where and how to teach.
All this is prologue to say that the feedback we've sought and received has inspired us to seek a curriculum developer to take the Residency to the next level. Our vision for the next level that includes: flipped classroom/blended learning, case-based [...]