Bob West (@westr)

Personalized Medicine evangelist using social media as a venue 

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personalized medicine social media

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Bob West (@westr) responded to Lee Aase's update May 17, 2013 · View  

NICE!!

This Task Force was initiated based on several mostly circumstantial proceedings occurring at the Mayo Social Media Summit the week of Oct. 16th, 2012. First, Dr. Ivor Horn gave a presentation at the Summit which touched on this topic, among others. Second, Aldon Hynes posted a blog the next morning that alluded to her talk and how compatible such info was with the community that Aldon's health center primarily serves. Third, Aldon, Josh Goldstein and I began discussing details of the "underserved, uneducated population and the need for several additional steps in the process of converting each and all to e-Patients.

Fortunately, Aldon remembered to raise the subject at the Network Member meeting this morning, and it soon became clear that the MCCSM was likely ideally positioned with crowdsourcing capability to launch a project that would benefit Americans and their healthcare in a new and important way.

This forum was thus established within minutes by Paul Speyser, at Lee's request, to proceed with the project immediately. A number of Network members at the meeting expressed interest in participating with this project, and we would like to invite as many Network members as possible to join in and help. This might require as little effort as posting a comment showing your support, or as much effort to enhancing development of the project as you're willing willing to commit. The driving force behind such effort is your enthusiasm for the project objectives, which to reiterate, are to devise a support system that would make the likelihood of underserved, unprivileged communities to empower themselves to improve their basic healthcare needs. Or more simply, to become little e-Patient Dave's.

I am excited about this, I think it's doable (with effort), and I'm glad MCCSM is enthusiastic about it.

Bob West (@westr) responded to Kathleen Poulos's update Jan 13, 2012 · View  

Kathleen, Pretty sure it's the same dates in 2012 as it was in 2011, 3rd week of October.

Bob

Bob West (@westr) responded to their own update Oct 25, 2011 · View  

Bill, check with Melissa Underwood- @texasgirl11 on Twitter. She sent out the Summit evaluation form.

Bob

Bob West (@westr) posted an update Tue, Oct 25 2011 · View  

Slides are already available, if you completed an evaluation of the conference. Vids take longer to process??

Bill Kennedy (@amanuencis) responded:

Bob, Where are they available? Thanks, Bill

Posted Oct 25, 2011 · View

Bob West (@westr) responded:

Bill, check with Melissa Underwood- @texasgirl11 on Twitter. She sent out the Summit evaluation form. Bob

Posted Oct 25, 2011 · View
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Bob West (@westr) responded to their own update Mar 22, 2011 · View  

Great. Thanks Lee!

Bob West (@westr) posted an update Tue, Mar 22 2011 · View  

If I type "Sutter" or "Spectrum" or "Kaiser" into the search window, shouldn't I get the respective members names listed?

Lee Aase (@leeaase) responded:

If you do that same search in the Members directory you will find the related members http://network.socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/members It's the search box for the Members, that's in this center/left column. The search box at the right just gives you search results from blog posts instead of the member directory.

Posted Mar 22, 2011 · View

Bob West (@westr) responded:

Great. Thanks Lee!

Posted Mar 22, 2011 · View
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Bob West (@westr) responded to Lee Aase's update Feb 12, 2011 · View  

Thanks Lee and Meredith! Appreciate it!!

Bob West (@westr) responded to Lee Aase's update Feb 11, 2011 · View  

Highly recommend to anyone who missed the live presentation.

Bob West (@westr) responded to Meredith Gould, PhD's update Feb 10, 2011 · View  

Thank God! We all need that extra bit of help.

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