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Children's hospital uses social media to address unthinkable

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Doernbecher Children's Hospital used Facebook and Twitter to address the unthinkable: a male nurse charged with downloading child pornography. (We can all learn from this.

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20 Hospitals With Inspiring Social Media Strategies

20 Hospitals With Inspiring Social Media Strategies | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Article from Medical Billing and Coding Certification. Originally shared by HL7 Standards friend, Dean Berg, who contributed a great post for the blog: IT’s Role in Measuring Social Media ROI For Health Care Organizations.


This article highlights some hospitals doing some very interesting things with their social media efforts. It's a good list, but I do think there a few missing, namely Baylor Health.


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From the Blog: Join us for a ‘Special Edition’ HIMSS #HITsm TweetChat, Jan. 13

From the Blog: Join us for a ‘Special Edition’ HIMSS #HITsm TweetChat, Jan. 13 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

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.


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FDA issues first social media rules for drug companies

FDA issues first social media rules for drug companies | #HITsm | Scoop.it

American Medical News: Proposed regulations address online interaction with consumers, but pharmaceutical manufacturers say they need more specific guidance.

 

The draft guidance encourages all responses to unsolicited requests for information, which could include requests from physicians for information on off-label uses for certain drugs, to be made in a nonpublic format.


The FDA's rules do not affect social media sites maintained by physicians or health care organizations. Many physician organizations, including the American Medical Association, have issued guidance to their members to proceed with caution and abide by patient privacy laws when communicating with patients online.


The FDA is accepting public comments on the guidance through March 26.

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Twitter use forecasted cholera outbreak

Twitter use forecasted cholera outbreak | #HITsm | Scoop.it

FierceHealthIT: Study demonstrates the value of online tools and information to healthcare professionals.


Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers reported that Twitter and Internet news uncovered a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti two weeks earlier than health officials reported the epidemic.

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