Connecting the dots in healthcare social media

#DayOfDiabetes … a day in the life shared in real time

My name is Christopher Snider (@iam_spartacus). I’ve been living with type 1 diabetes since October 2002, and writing about my life with diabetes at http://tobesugarfree.com for the past five years. Last year I challenged myself to document every thought and action related to diabetes over a 24-hour period. I used the hashtag #dayofdiabetes to keep track of everything I shared …

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Healthcare Hashtags … the ones that don’t get published

Healthcare conversations on Twitter are often formed around hashtags. These hashtags enable connections between individuals, foster the effective sharing of ideas, and help entire online communities to form and flourish. Ultimately, we hope that these hashtags are submitted here at Symplur to The Healthcare Hashtag Project where they can become archived, discoverable, and analyzed. During that submission process you’ll be …

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Social Conversations from Doctors 2.0 & You in Paris

One of the joys of having large data sets about the past is the opportunity to learn from observing patterns. And from observing patterns you may be able to give some predictions about the future. Join the discovery process by looking at the infographic in this post while comparing it to the infographic from last year. We recently wrote about …

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Healthcare Social Media is still growing exponentially – Just look at #HIMSS14

Have we reached peak growth of healthcare social media? The numbers we are seeing doesn’t seem to indicate so. More and more stakeholders in healthcare wether they are patients, providers or other third parties are still flocking to the social web in greater and greater numbers. Just look at what the healthcare conference #HIMSS14 accomplished this week. The graph below …

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The Impact of European Healthcare Conferences

2013 was a remarkable year for healthcare conferences. We like to call 2013 the year healthcare conferences became social. More than 1,080 healthcare conferences were registered and tracked with us last year. That’s more than twice the number from 2012. In other words, it was no longer just the cutting edge health tech conferences that engaged socially – a large …

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What Happens After a Healthcare Conference?

What happens when a healthcare conference is over? Not all healthcare conferences are created equal. Some conferences leave a lasting impact with stories that will stay with you as a fellow human being and insights that will empower you professionally. Other conferences can be just fine, but without anything particularly eventful. Many months later you can clearly remember the impactful moments from the great conferences, while …

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Hashtags in Cancer Care: Embedding Meaning in Digital Health

Many of my patients have no interest in going online, because they can’t trust the cancer information they find through Google, or learn where to find it.  What if a structured system of hashtags helped make it easier? Tagging has been around a long time as a method of organizing content.  Twitter had given it more immediacy for real-time events …

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Introducing the #HCSMcourse Twitter Hashtag!

My mission is to bring digital knowledge to medical students therefore preparing them for the world full of digital technologies that is coming. This is why I launched the world’s first university course focusing on social media and mobile health for medical students in 2008. Here are a few ways how I try to teach them: There is a real credit …

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Medicine X, as a Patient Centric Conference, has Set the Bar Higher

Stanford University’s “Medicine X”. It was one of those healthcare conferences that I kept getting asked about again and again. “Will you be there?” “Will Symplur have a presence?” “You won’t miss Medicine X, will you?” At Symplur, over the past three years we’ve tracked more than 1,800 healthcare conferences from around the globe, and we’ve captured their entire Twitter …

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The True Audience of Healthcare Conferences – It’s not what you think

If you’ve been to a healthcare conference lately, you probably had a moment where you sat down in the main stage room and looked around in order to size up the audience. You may have silently concluded  “at least 200” or “I can’t believe they managed to fit 1,000 in here”. Either way, you were wrong. The audience for healthcare …

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