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Clinician Peer Support Network: Social networking online


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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.

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Clinician Peer Support Network: Social networking online

  1. 1. Social Networking Online
  2. 2. Follow on Twitter #sm101 @YaserAlyounes Health Informatics Specialist, Blogger
  3. 3. Your host Colleen Young [email_address] @colleen_young
  4. 4. Clinician Peer Support Network <ul><li>The network brings together clinician leaders to: </li></ul><ul><li>share best practices and build new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>communicate stories to help develop expertise and facilitate learning </li></ul><ul><li>identify common and unique barriers in the implementation of change and clinical transformation </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is social media? Social media is the use of technology combined with social interaction to collaborate , create and share .
  6. 6. Facts & figures <ul><li>Facebook has over 800 million active users. 50% sign on every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter has over 200 million users and grows by 500,000 every day. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is the 3rd most trafficked website in the world, after Google and Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Google+ has already reached 90 million users. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles written by more the 90,000 contributors. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Social media doesn't just help me in my research, it totally changed the way I interact with collaborators. </li></ul>Bertalan Meskó, @Berci , Medical Doctor, Founder of; Hungary Collaborate
  8. 9. <ul><li>As a dentist, social media has brought me closer to my patients, connected me with new ones and opened many networking doors. </li></ul>@DrDeborahCooper, Dentist, Speaker; Calgary Connect
  9. 10. <ul><li>The place of social media in health care is becoming more and more significant in the way we build relationships, not only with our patients but with each other as well. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>@drpauldempsey, Pediatrician, Medical Director of @quintepediatric, Chief of Pediatrics, Belleville Build relationships
  10. 11. <ul><li>People use social networking for health. We need to connect, inform and inspire them to affect behavioural change for better health. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>@docmikeevans, Family Physician, Professor, Founder of Health Design Lab; Toronto Inform
  11. 12. <ul><li>Social media helps me keep up with innovations and articles written by and recommended by colleagues. </li></ul>Jennifer Lake, @jendlake, Assistant Professor, Pharmacist; Toronto Stay current
  12. 13. <ul><li>Social impact measures complement traditional citation metrics. Possibly a useful and timely metric to measure the uptake of research findings. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Gunter Eysenbach, @eysenbach, MD, Senior Scientist, Editor-in-chief & publisher of JMIR; Toronto Influence
  13. 14. <ul><li>Simply put, social media has allowed me to access ideas, thoughts and opinions I would never have been able to before. </li></ul>Prajesh Narendra Chhanabhai, @Zimbarama, PhD Candidate, University of Otago; New Zealand Learn
  14. 15. Your network now <ul><li>Who do you connect with? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you learn from? </li></ul><ul><li>Who or what do you want to influence? </li></ul><ul><li>And why? </li></ul>
  15. 16. What tool is right for you?
  16. 17. Twitter <ul><li>Peers and public </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and inform </li></ul><ul><li>Crowd-source information quickly </li></ul>
  17. 18. Blogging <ul><li>You </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate what you do and think </li></ul><ul><li>Understand yourself differently </li></ul>
  18. 20. Facebook <ul><li>General public </li></ul><ul><li>Create a community of support </li></ul><ul><li>Reach public audience where they are </li></ul>
  19. 22. YouTube <ul><li>General public </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and inform </li></ul><ul><li>Broad audience, one to many </li></ul>
  20. 24. LinkedIn <ul><li>Professional networks </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups and participate in discussions </li></ul>
  21. 26. Google + <ul><li>Professional and public audience </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with peers, real time video too </li></ul><ul><li>Curate content and influence search results </li></ul>
  22. 28. Wikis <ul><li>Peers and public </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate and create </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and inform </li></ul>
  23. 30. <ul><li>You can't beat just joining in. Find people and conversations that inspire. </li></ul>Joanna Ptolomey, @chibbie, Information Consultant, Researcher, Writer; Scotland Get started
  24. 31. The hashtag
  25. 34. #hcmca growth Data from Sept. 29, 2010 to Jan. 28, 2012. Generated using ( ) and Twitter Counter (
  26. 35. <ul><li>Remember what you post online stays online. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine you are speaking in a public place. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt and adopt CMA social media guidelines. </li></ul>The rules Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, @SeattleMamaDoc, pediatrician, author Seattle Mama Doc blog; Seattle “ I’m not asking you to be a cowboy. Follow the rules.”
  27. 36. Resources <ul><li>CMA Social Media Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Social Media Canada #hcsmca </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Hashtags </li></ul><ul><li>Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>CMA Future Practices, November 2011 </li></ul>
  28. 37. Connect with me Colleen Young [email_address] @colleen_young