About Lee Aase (@LeeAase)• B.S. Political Science• 14 years in politics and government at local, state, national levels• Mayo Clinic since April 2000 − Media relations consultant − Manager since 2004 − Media Relations/Research Comm − Syndication and Social Media
Mayo Clinic and Word of Mouth• 91 percent of patients surveyed say they have said “good things” to an average of 40 people after a Mayo visit• 85 percent say they recommended Mayo to a friend − Advised an average of 16 to come − 5 actually came
Sources of Information Influencing Preference for Mayo Clinic Word of mouth 84Stories in the media 57MD recommendation 44 Advertising 27 Internet/Websites 26Personal experience 24 Mailings to home 18 0 20 40 60 80 100
#2: Electronic tools merely facilitate broader, more efficient transmission by overcoming inertia and friction
#4: Social media are thethird millennium’s defining communications trend
Gutenberg: Global Mass LiteracyZuckerberg: Global Mass Publishing
#7: Hand-wringing aboutmerits and dangers of social media is as productive as debating gravity.
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Health Care Corollary:Use Common Sense and Keep it Professional
Basic Social Media Guidelines for Health Care Professionals• If you don’t have a pre-existing, real-life friendship with patients, don’t create one on Facebook• If you do create Facebook friendship with patients, do it with a purpose• Apply the “Front Page” test to your online postings
#9: Mass media will remainpowerful levers that move -- and are moved by -- social media buzz
The Octogenarian Idol Story• Alerted to interesting video of elderly couple playing piano in Gonda atrium• Video shot by another patient and uploaded to YouTube by her daughter• Video had been seen 1,005 times in six preceding months since upload• Embedded in Sharing Mayo Clinic, posted to Facebook, Tweeted on 4/7/09
The 37th ThesisApplying social media in health care isn’tjust inevitable: it’s the right thing to do inthe interest of patients.
Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media • Mission: Lead the social media revolution in health care, contributing to health and well being for people everywhere − Grow social media use by Mayo Clinic − Create resources for use at Mayo Clinic that can be shared with organizations wanting to use social media in health and health care
Social Media Health Network• Membership group associated with Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media• Open to organizations and individuals wanting to use social media to improve health and health care• Dues based on organization revenues• Industry members, but no industry grant funding
A word from our medical director, Victor Montori, M.D.
What do you get?• Access to resources to speed your organization’s adoption of social media − Curriculum/Training materials − Guidelines/Policies/Job Descriptions − Technical services and support• Free and discounted conferences, webinars, member meetings• Community, blogging platform options• Member site for sharing, learning