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Health Care Social Media – How to Engage Online Without Getting into Trouble (Part I)

Health Care Social Media – How to Engage Online Without Getting into Trouble (Part I) | #HITsm | Scoop.it

First of a 2-part series on healthcare social media, from the great David Harlow, aka @healthblawg on Twitter.

 

"I have been asked recently to write up some of the core takeaways from the health care social media presentations I have been giving recently, so I am sharing a version of this narrative on HealthBlawg, in two parts."

 

This series "pairs" perfectly with the great series Ashley Howland, from Baylor Health System, wrote for us on the reasons why hospital systems should allow employee access to social media sites:

 

http://www.hl7standards.com/blog/2011/10/26/allow-access-to-social-media-a-recap/

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e-Patient Dave: How an Empowered Patient Recovered From Cancer and Found a Higher Calling

e-Patient Dave: How an Empowered Patient Recovered From Cancer and Found a Higher Calling | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Great interview with Dave deBronkart, aka "e-Patient Dave." Very insipring guy and a great speaker. I recommend viewing the embedded video to get a better idea of his message. I was lucky enough to hear him at the Mayo Ragan Social Media Conference in October.

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HHS extends Stage 2 Meaningful Use deadline to 2014

HHS extends Stage 2 Meaningful Use deadline to 2014 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

HHS has extended until 2014 the compliance date for Stage 2 meaningful use for those hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals that qualify as Stage 1 meaningful users in 2011.


Under the current rules for the Medicare portion of the electronic health-record system incentive program created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, hospitals, doctors and other eligible professionals who qualified for incentive payments as Stage 1 meaningful users in 2011—the program's first year—would have to meet new and expectedly more stringent Stage 2 standards in 2013.


But according to HHS' statement, if those providers had delayed participation until 2012, "they could wait to meet these new (Stage 2) standards until 2014 and still be eligible for the same incentive payment."

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Despite Excitement Over Healthcare IT Industry, It Is Still In Early Innings, Says Stock Analyst

Despite Excitement Over Healthcare IT Industry, It Is Still In Early Innings, Says Stock Analyst | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Health Care IT Report offering a review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives.  A Morningstar analyst discusses the outlook for health IT in this Q&A.

 

"We are still in the early innings of this industry. Nonetheless, now we are seeing some companies growing at different rates, depending on where they are positioned in the market. I think that besides growth, something we keep an eye on is the regulatory framework. The meaningful use rule is one of the key drivers of the industry, so that's something that we certainly keep an eye on because any changes to meaningful use rules can significantly affect the rate of adoption of health care IT."

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Get Started with Healthcare Hashtag Project

Get Started with Healthcare Hashtag Project | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Despite naysayers and laggards, the growth of social media continues to explode.

 

Nowhere is this more evident for healthcare than in growth of the Healthcare Hashtag Project, now just over a year old. The site has become the epicenter for tracking healthcare conversations on Twitter via hashtags.

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