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Jason Slusarchuk (@JasonHoots) replied to I came across this Forbes article from last year that highlights an [...] · Wed, Aug 20 9:09am · View
Great points, Pat. Thanks for sharing!
As you've probably seen, Community Health Systems was recently hacked and as many as 4.5 million patient records were stolen/compromised. The incident involved the installation of malicious software (malware) onto the health system network, allowing the criminals to silently gain access to health system data.
Security firms tell us that the use of malware is on the rise. We've seen this in examples like the recent data breach at a UPMC hospital that compromised the personal information of about 27,000 employees. Among those employees, 788 have since experienced some form of tax fraud or even had their bank accounts wiped clean.
The growing concern now is social media's role in propagating these attacks. Help Net Security reports that 52% of organizations have experienced [...]
I came across this Forbes article from last year that highlights an underserved, but rapidly growing audience on social - seniors. If our broader goals for social media in healthcare include better quality and lower costs, perhaps now would be the time to engage more frequently with seniors on line. I think when you consider that, as a population, seniors tend to incur higher healthcare costs due to increased rates of chronic illness, social media could be an effective tool for helping this demographic manage their conditions more effectively. Especially for those who may feel disconnected due to smaller support groups.
I would love to hear if anyone has come across examples of healthcare providers effectively using social media to connect with seniors. Thanks! [...]
Jason Slusarchuk (@JasonHoots) replied to Should doctors or hospitals follow their patients on Twitter? · Fri, Aug 15 12:15pm · View
Great story, thanks for sharing! A great example of how social media can be used to connect healthcare providers to patients and enhance the relationship.
I run a LinkedIn group dedicated to sharing stories about how social media can be used to advance healthcare and would love to share this story if you're comfortable with that?
Here's the group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=6671832
Jason Slusarchuk (@JasonHoots) replied to Should doctors or hospitals follow their patients on Twitter? · Fri, Aug 15 8:56am · View
I think that as long as both parties are comfortable, go for it. Maybe it's a conversation physicians should bring up with their patients? To help the patient initiate a social connection, it would be great to see physicians pro-actively advertise their presence on social, encouraging patients to follow them. I wonder how many do this today?
Jason Slusarchuk (@JasonHoots) replied to Need input from hospitals using #hcsm to build practice communities focused on [...] · Fri, Jul 25 8:58am · View
Hi Dr. Burgess - here is a list of 52 different hashtags in use, or recently used, specifically to discuss patient safety. Dropping in on these other existing conversations might be a good place to start. http://www.symplur.com/search/Patient+Safety
Hope that helps!
Jason Slusarchuk (@JasonHoots) replied to Hi. I'm looking for feedback on how other large organizations handle individual [...] · Mon, Jul 21 9:48am · View
Hi Christine. I can't speak on behalf of an academic medical center, however I do work in social media, primarily with healthcare providers, and I am seeing a rise in use of social across healthcare disciplines/groups.
As it happens, I'm currently working with a large multi-hospital/academic medical system that is looking at strategies for rolling out social across their many physician practices. They, like most health systems I think, want their organization to be more active on social, but are generally concerned about patient privacy risks, social governance, etc. Fortunately, there are platforms available that can help a health system open up social to more employees while simultaneously enforcing content/publishing policies (HIPAA, PII etc.), establishing appropriate workflows and providing the oversight needed to manage [...]