Who’s searching who… Careerbuilder says that 45% of employers have used social networking sites to research candidates – 35% rejected a candidate based on what they found. Inappropriate language Photos with drugs or excessive alcohol use Blatant discrimination
Surgeons Send “Tweets” during Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Feb. 09
What is so attractive about Social Media? People trust “a person like me”. Mass advertising (one-way) is replaced with ongoing interaction & communication. Social networks use word of mouth and peer reviews/endorsements. Trust, transparency, openness & honesty reign. Fakes are found & exposed.
Healthcare is Social 60 million people are using new media to interact and share their health experience online. Roughly 1200 Facebook communities that advocate for cures of chronic illnesses. 72% search for medical information just before or after a doctor’s visit. 36% search for what other consumers have to say about medication or treatment.
The Social Life of Health Info Read someone else's commentary or experience about health or medical issues on an online news group, website, or blog. Consulted rankings or reviews online of doctors or other providers. Consulted rankings or reviews online of hospitals or other medical facilities. Signed up to receive updates about health or medical issues. Listened to a podcast about health or medical issues. Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Patient Focused Sites PatientsLikeMe.com - Social Networking group that connects patients with similar diseases symptoms & health problems. DiabetesMine.com – A gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people living with diabetes. StarbrightWorld.org - A site for chronically ill teens. Carepages.com – Create a carepage to send updates to everyone, share photos, and receive supportive messages. RevolutionHealth.com - Patients & providers can connect on blogs, forums, discussions on drugs, symptoms, & more.
Nursing Focused Sites RN.com – Serves the nursing community with a collection of professional education & resources. Allnurses.com – A Nursing Community for Nurses. Nurse.com – Nursing News, Jobs, Continuing Education, and community. Nurseconnect.com – An online nursing community. Aacn.org – Website for nurses caring for acutely and critically ill patients.
With or Without You …. … The conversations are taking place. What are they saying about you? About your competition?
The Art of Social Media Listen Choose Your Audience Set Your Objectives
The Science of Social Media Create Your Strategy Choose Your Tools Measure Results
Where to Start? Listen understand the conversation that is happening in your market. Engage approach your community Connect begin to connect your facility or service into a tribe. Share share unique content & become a leader of the tribe. If you find something about your organization “out there” that’s less than flattering – Use the opportunity to show how you can fix it.
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