Workshop for members of Canada Health Infoway's Clinician Peer Support Network who are exploring the use of social media to mentor and learn with clinical peers to accelerate the adoption of
Workshop for members of Canada Health Infoway's Clinician Peer Support Network who are exploring the use of social media to mentor and learn with clinical peers to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records across Canada.
Half of Canadians are on Social Networks – and 60% of all Canadians online are there as well. To put that in perspective, that’s over 17 million people across our great nation. While the number of Canadians on Social Networks has only grown by 4% since 2009, the frequency of Social Media use amongst Canadians is on the rise – big time. In 2010, 35% of online Canadians visited a Social Media site at least once a week – that number has now grown to 50%. Furthermore, in 2011 35% of online Canadians visited a Social Networking site everyday; a number that was only 19% a year ago. While 15% of Canadians stated that they use Social Media less than they did a year ago, 35% say that the time spent has increased.
Brain Gowan Health care professionals can use social media in three main areas: to treat patients and engage with them directly, to provide timely and credible education, or to share medical information and knowledge
The number of times a published, peer-reviewed article is referred to by other publications, known as a citation, is a common method to evaluate the scientific impact of a researcher. Techna Co-Director, Communication and Knowledge Transfer and TGRI Senior Scientist Dr. Gunther Eysenbach examined the use of the popular social media outlet Twitter as a means of effectively predicting the scientific impact of a published study. The study examined all Twitter references (tweets) to scientific articles published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research between July 2008 and November 2011 and compared them to citation data from two of the largest citation databases, Scopus and Google Scholar . Articles receiving the most tweets were found to be 11 times more likely to be highly cited. Commenting on the use of Twitter in predicting scientific impact, Dr. Eysenbach says, &quot;These findings suggest that social impact measures based on tweets complement traditional citation metrics. The proposed 'twimpact' factor may be a useful and timely metric to measure the uptake of research findings and to filter research findings resonating with the public in real time.&quot;
@berci Hungarian doctor and professor Webicina 2.0 http://storify.com/ajstream/hungary-twitter BRYAN VARTABEDIAN, MD I'm a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. http://33charts.com/2010/10/how-i-do-twitter.html
Blogging: meta-cognition of thinking about what you're going to say forces you to describe why you did something, what you think about something The often unexpected, but most gratifying benefit is understanding yourself differently. Free tools: Blogger, Wordpress, Posterous
Differentiate – the public – patients, caregivers Talk about popularity go where the discussions are happening, not as much peer sharing. The community you want to disseminate information to and receive feedback from
Audience is the general public -Provides a medium to share information, disseminate Great place to bring research in plain language to general public General public Educate and inform Broad audience
Guest post on the European Journal of Clinical & Medical Oncology blog (EJCMO.tv) about automating the diagnosis process.
http://socialmediatoday.com/joelselzer/436538/google-and-why-every-healthcare-organization-needs-social-profile Search and Google+ have merged , meaning social profiles and content from Google+ will now appear in search results So what does this mean for you and your healthcare organization? Remember, 61% of all adults search for health information online which means every healthcare organization and medical professional needs to create, monitor and proactively manage their profile on Google+. This is both a branding and marketing opportunity as well as a potential curse. Right now, patients are discussing you and/or your organization after visiting your hospital or using your healthcare service or product. They are posting reviews and sharing their experiences on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Foursquare and Yelp. If you are proactive, you can not only monitor and respond to the reviews on each site but you can also use Google+ and Google's search changes to your advantage. By creating a Google+ profile and posting content that favors your brand and professional reputation, you can directly influence Google's search results because those results now highlight social inputs coming from Google+. Simply put, this is your chance to kill two birds with one stone. Thanks to Google, you can not only engage with patients and providers on Google+, but also craft your social engagement strategy to reinforce your online brand and drive more favorable search results.
http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/UBC_HealthLib-Wiki_-_A_Knowledge-Base_for_Health_Librarians Welcome to hlwiki.ca for 2012! ...an open, freely-accessible wiki with entries about health librarianship, social media and current information technology topics ~ [email_address]