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Join us online Friday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., CT, for a “Special Edition” of our weekly #HITsm TweetChat. We asked the Colin Konschak, Shane Danaher and Phillip Felt from DIVURGENT, a national healthcare consultanting firm with offices in Dallas and Virginia Beach, Va., to join us for this week’s chat and to help develop the chat questions on Accountable Care Organizations.
The HL7 Standards team is proud to say that one year ago today, on January 10, 2010, the inaugural #HITsm TweetChat took place.
During the past year, the #HITsm hashtag has also grown roots on Twitter, as it is consistently ranked the #1 Healthcare Hashtag by healthcare management consultant firm The Fox Group, LLC. Search “#HITsm” on Twitter on any given day and you’ll find literally hundreds of Tweets and links related to Health IT and health care, in general.
Exactly how much have we grown the past year? Check out the graphs!
Read Write Web: Men are more likely than women to turn to Facebook and other social networks for healthcare purposes, according to a survey by accounting firm PwC.
Not surprisingly, the survey of 1,000 adults found that younger people were more likely to use social media than older people for healthcare purposes. Overall, nearly a third of respondents, and 50 percent of those under the age of 35, had used social media for healthcare purposes, which can range from registering a complaint to looking up informational videos on YouTube.
The PwC report concluded that social media would continue to be a factor for healthcare providers and consumers, saying that healthcare is "no longer social media's wallflower." At the same time, however, ambiguous regulations, privacy concerns and a host of other factors all limit how patients and healthcare providers use social media to make decisions.
Join us online Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m., CT, for a “Special Edition” of our weekly #HITsm TweetChat. We collaborated with HIMSS staff members to develop this week’s topics to help provide information to the Twitter community and to help build momentum for their upcoming 2012 annual conference, Feb. 20-24, in Las Vegas.
Visit the blog for the topics and useful links. The chat isn't just for conference-goers, we'll also discuss their Virtual Conference for those of us who won't be going this year.
Never before has a healthcare, medical, or pharma 2.0 conference sought to include the voice of the ePatient as generously as the upcoming Stanford S...