Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh

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Andrew Spong, PhD – @andrewspongAndrew Spong is one of the most trusted voices in the global health conversation. He is Co-founder of the leading European healthcare community Health Care Social Media Europe (#hcsmeu). Andrew Spong is a featured consultant at Symplur, learn more about Andrew on his healthcare social media consultant page. +

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  1. markhdavis
    Mark Davis - @markhdavis07-17-2012

    Great run-down on realistic HCP social media. Good post to point others to. Thanks.

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  1. @croakeyblog
    Melissa Sweet – @croakeyblogJuly 17th, 2012

    Great case study!“@RonanTKavanagh: interview with @andrewspong this week on my take on #SocMe in healthcare http://t.co/v9oe4jpD" #hcsmanz

  2. @hjluks
    Howard Luks MD – @hjluksJuly 17th, 2012

    "[i've] learned more in the last yr than I have since my specialist training" @RonanTKavanagh on SoMe – grt interview http://t.co/Fmy9KV4n

  3. @tmlfox
    Thomas M. Lee – @tmlfoxJuly 17th, 2012

    Amazing interview: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: @RonanTKavanagh by @andrewspong http://t.co/qET30MFb #hcsm #hcsmeu

  4. @lindap_md
    Linda Pourmassina,MD – @lindap_mdJuly 17th, 2012

    Amazing interview: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: @RonanTKavanagh by @andrewspong http://t.co/qET30MFb #hcsm #hcsmeu

  5. @danbax76
    Dan Baxter – @danbax76July 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/8G0frATk @RonanTKavanagh @andrewspong #hcsmeu

  6. @danbax76
    Dan Baxter – @danbax76July 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/REDKA3fT @RonanTKavanagh @andrewspong #hcsmeu

  7. @tmlfox
    Thomas M. Lee – @tmlfoxJuly 17th, 2012

    "[i've] learned more in the last yr than I have since my specialist training" @RonanTKavanagh on SoMe – grt interview http://t.co/Fmy9KV4n

  8. @hcsmeu
    Healthcare SM Europe – @hcsmeuJuly 17th, 2012

    @RonanTKavanagh TY for namechecking #hcsmeu as a source of info on social media in healthcare :) http://t.co/VUtsHW4r

  9. @andrewspong
    Andrew Spong – @andrewspongJuly 17th, 2012

    @RonanTKavanagh TY for namechecking #hcsmeu as a source of info on social media in healthcare :) http://t.co/VUtsHW4r

  10. @andrewspong
    Andrew Spong – @andrewspongJuly 17th, 2012

    @RonanTKavangh gives a hat tip to @Hjluks @Berci @SusannahFox @Doctor_V @SeattleMamaDoc @DrVes @amcunningham http://t.co/TippGXsQ #hcp

  11. @angel189
    Ángel González – @angel189July 17th, 2012

    @RonanTKavanagh TY for namechecking #hcsmeu as a source of info on social media in healthcare :) http://t.co/VUtsHW4r

  12. @angel189
    Ángel González – @angel189July 17th, 2012

    RT @hcsmeu: @RonanTKavanagh TY for namechecking #hcsmeu as a source of info on social media in healthcare :) http://t.co/GvHHbuJG

  13. @amcunningham
    AnneMarie Cunningham – @amcunninghamJuly 17th, 2012

    @RonanTKavangh gives a hat tip to @Hjluks @Berci @SusannahFox @Doctor_V @SeattleMamaDoc @DrVes @amcunningham http://t.co/TippGXsQ #hcp

  14. @whomovedmytweet
    Blog Pro – @whomovedmytweetJuly 17th, 2012

    TY for namechecking #hcsmeu as a source of info on social media in healthcare :): RT @hcsmeu: @RonanTKavanagh TY… http://t.co/btA1oeVG

  15. @andrewspong
    Andrew Spong – @andrewspongJuly 17th, 2012

    @RonanTKavanagh gives a hat tip to @Hjluks @Berci @SusannahFox @Doctor_V @SeattleMamaDoc @DrVes @amcunningham http://t.co/TippGXsQ #hcp EDIT

  16. @juneshannon
    June Shannon – @juneshannonJuly 17th, 2012

    "It has the potential to fundamentally change the way …we communicate with patients" @RonanTKavanagh on social media http://t.co/m0tOxDtx

  17. @rcpi_news
    RCPI – @rcpi_newsJuly 17th, 2012

    "It has the potential to fundamentally change the way …we communicate with patients" @RonanTKavanagh on social media http://t.co/m0tOxDtx

  18. @rcpi_news
    RCPI – @rcpi_newsJuly 17th, 2012

    "It has the potential to fundamentally change the way …we communicate with patients" @RonanTKavanagh on social media http://t.co/m0tOxDtx

  19. @ritters90
    Ritesh Patel – @ritters90July 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Interview by @andrewspong with Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/CoB1OU2Y

  20. @ritters90
    Ritesh Patel – @ritters90July 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Interview by @andrewspong with Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/CoB1OU2Y

  21. @ritters90
    Ritesh Patel – @ritters90July 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Interview by @andrewspong with Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/8ogOYiNK

  22. @alcoss
    Alan Coss – @alcossJuly 17th, 2012

    Essential reading on Social Media and Medicine. http://t.co/EDW8KrWG" via @ronantkavanagh and @symplur

  23. @hjluks
    Howard Luks MD – @hjluksJuly 17th, 2012

    Having an online social media presence affords healthcare professionals a direct connection to the people at the… http://t.co/pT6PTuqb

  24. @rsm2800
    Robert S. Miller, MD – @rsm2800July 17th, 2012

    Cool! RT @audvin: Amazing interview: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: @RonanTKavanagh http://t.co/99PpWIWk #hcsm

  25. @gcheg_sm
    gcheg – @gcheg_smJuly 17th, 2012

    Having an online social media presence affords healthcare professionals a direct connection to the people at the… http://t.co/pT6PTuqb

  26. @jennifersalewis
    Jennifer Lewis, M.Ed – @jennifersalewisJuly 17th, 2012

    Having an online social media presence affords healthcare professionals a direct connection to the people at the… http://t.co/pT6PTuqb

  27. @chimoose
    Greg Matthews – @chimooseJuly 17th, 2012

    Great advice from @ronantkavanagh on how to use social media as an MD – or any professional person. By @andrewspong http://t.co/ZDhJNwKy

  28. @chimoose
    Greg Matthews – @chimooseJuly 17th, 2012

    Great advice from @ronantkavanagh on how to use social media as an MD – or any professional person. By @andrewspong http://t.co/ZDhJNwKy

  29. @doctor_v
    Bryan Vartabedian – @doctor_vJuly 17th, 2012

    Interview with @RonanTKavanagh – SoMe and docs http://t.co/hYH6rP9M

  30. @clearjb
    John Brownlee – @clearjbJuly 17th, 2012

    Interview with @RonanTKavanagh – SoMe and docs http://t.co/hYH6rP9M

  31. @drghaheri
    Bobby Ghaheri, MD – @drghaheriJuly 17th, 2012

    Interview with @RonanTKavanagh – SoMe and docs http://t.co/hYH6rP9M

  32. @symplur
    Symplur – @symplurJuly 17th, 2012

    Must read interview: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: @RonanTKavanagh by @andrewspong http://t.co/2BynAvED #hcsm #hcsmeu

  33. @hcbhealth
    HCB Health – @hcbhealthJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/dP7DCCOm #hcsm

  34. @drthomasa
    Anna Thomas – @drthomasaJuly 17th, 2012

    Interview with @RonanTKavanagh – SoMe and docs http://t.co/hYH6rP9M

  35. @briankuyath
    Brian Kuyath – @briankuyathJuly 17th, 2012

    Dr. Ronan Kavanagh mentions @clearmd in an interview about healthcare and social media via @symplur Check it out! http://t.co/WLZlmAdz

  36. @markhdavis
    Mark Davis – @markhdavisJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh | Very comprehensive. http://t.co/Auvaijix

  37. @markhdavis
    Mark Davis – @markhdavisJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh | Very comprehensive. http://t.co/LGzOtUDR

  38. @medikly
    Medikly – @mediklyJuly 17th, 2012

    Great interview with Dr. Ronan Kavanagh who shares his insights regarding healthcare professional use of social media http://t.co/HhzZCacn

  39. @health2mumbai
    Health 2.0 Mumbai – @health2mumbaiJuly 17th, 2012

    Must read interview: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: @RonanTKavanagh by @andrewspong http://t.co/9BDcHFK7 #hcsm #hcsmeu

  40. @tammytilley
    Tammy Tilley – @tammytilleyJuly 17th, 2012

    Reading–> Expert HC practitioners of the social web featuring @RonanTKavanagh http://t.co/q8ZMiKV1

  41. @abigail_nhs
    Abigail Warren – @abigail_nhsJuly 17th, 2012

    A rheumatologist's take on the value of social media in healthcare http://t.co/VGYdxXVu @ACRheum @eular_org RheumatologyUK

  42. @kentbottles
    KentBottles – @kentbottlesJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/jSBzNhQX via @symplur

  43. @mobicratic
    Mobicratic – @mobicraticJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/aGXlyZGE

  44. @dsymons
    Dana Symons – @dsymonsJuly 17th, 2012

    Great advice from @ronantkavanagh on how to use social media as an MD – or any professional person. By @andrewspong http://t.co/ZDhJNwKy

  45. @dsymons
    Dana Symons – @dsymonsJuly 17th, 2012

    Great advice from @ronantkavanagh on how to use social media as an MD – or any professional person. By @andrewspong http://t.co/ZDhJNwKy

  46. @david_wiggin
    David Wiggin – @david_wigginJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/jSBzNhQX via @symplur

  47. @david_wiggin
    David Wiggin – @david_wigginJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/jSBzNhQX via @symplur

  48. @richmeyer
    Rich Meyer – @richmeyerJuly 17th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/zhaTAPlz via @zite

  49. @saurabhroger
    Saurabh Leekha – @saurabhrogerJuly 17th, 2012

    Having an online social media presence affords healthcare professionals a direct connection to the people at the… http://t.co/pT6PTuqb

  50. @psufka
    Paul Sufka – @psufkaJuly 17th, 2012

    Must read interview: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: @RonanTKavanagh by @andrewspong http://t.co/2BynAvED #hcsm #hcsmeu

  51. @audvin
    Audun Utengen – @audvinJuly 18th, 2012

    "It is actually much more liberating to Tweet as yourself. It has a humanizing effect & allows for deeper connections" http://t.co/pmafvsAC

  52. @kristina_ra
    Kristina Rabarison – @kristina_raJuly 18th, 2012

    .@lamberth54 "It's actually much more liberating 2 Tweet as urself,has a humanizing effect & allows deeper connections" http://t.co/jYKSFqQP

  53. @lamberth54
    Cynthia D. Lamberth – @lamberth54July 18th, 2012

    .@lamberth54 "It's actually much more liberating 2 Tweet as urself,has a humanizing effect & allows deeper connections" http://t.co/jYKSFqQP

  54. @pharmaphorum
    Paul Tunnah – @pharmaphorumJuly 18th, 2012

    @andrewspong interviews @RonanTKavanagh over at @Symplur http://t.co/CblrGE4B #pharma #rheum #hcsmeu

  55. @susannahfox
    SusannahFox – @susannahfoxJuly 18th, 2012

    @andrewspong @RonanTKavanagh One reason I love being an early riser is to read your tweets in real time. Thanks for: http://t.co/h67bhCos

  56. @andrewspong
    Andrew Spong – @andrewspongJuly 18th, 2012

    @andrewspong @RonanTKavanagh One reason I love being an early riser is to read your tweets in real time. Thanks for: http://t.co/h67bhCos

  57. @audvin
    Audun Utengen – @audvinJuly 18th, 2012

    @andrewspong @RonanTKavanagh One reason I love being an early riser is to read your tweets in real time. Thanks for: http://t.co/h67bhCos

  58. @hjluks
    Howard Luks MD – @hjluksJuly 18th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/0aI9A6vz via @symplur #dox

  59. @ctffox
    Craig Fukushima – @ctffoxJuly 18th, 2012

    Excellent thoughts for health care practitioners from @RonanTKavanagh on the social web http://t.co/9OQH34G5 #hcsm

  60. @practicalwisdom
    Lisa Fields – @practicalwisdomJuly 18th, 2012

    Congrats! Agree=Approachable affability and Informed professionalism @symplur @andrewspong G8 Job http://t.co/A5R7YpO7 @RonanTKavanagh

  61. @andrewspong
    Andrew Spong – @andrewspongJuly 19th, 2012

    MT @DrDLittle: Was @amcunningham talking to converted? *Why* do twittering docs tweet? #asme2012 <– Cf @RonanTKavanagh http://t.co/TippGXsQ

  62. @drpam
    DrPam – @drpamJuly 19th, 2012

    MT @DrDLittle: Was @amcunningham talking to converted? *Why* do twittering docs tweet? #asme2012 <– Cf @RonanTKavanagh http://t.co/TippGXsQ

  63. @michaeliseong
    Michael Seong – @michaeliseongJuly 20th, 2012

    Expert #healthcare practitioners in #socialmedia: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh – http://t.co/pXdk6Ft4 via @symplur @hjluks #dox #hcsm

  64. @hhpx
    Human Health Project – @hhpxJuly 20th, 2012

    Expert #healthcare practitioners in #socialmedia: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh – http://t.co/gYnOKkXA via @symplur @hjluks #dox #hcsm

  65. @antoniorbrito
    Antonio Brito – @antoniorbritoJuly 24th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/GtWox7NP

  66. @tmlfox
    Thomas M. Lee – @tmlfoxAugust 7th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/4g1UwYzp via @andrewspong #hcsm #hcsmeu

  67. @celtichealth
    Celtic Healthcare – @celtichealthAugust 11th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/9W9AoZK4 via @symplur

  68. @gully1965
    gregg gullickson – @gully1965August 14th, 2012

    SOCIAL BUSINESS – "Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh" ( http://t.co/TFyUD3tP )

  69. @tmlfox
    Thomas M. Lee – @tmlfoxAugust 18th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/ixOtor66 via @andrewspong #hcsm #hcsmeu

  70. @ronantkavanagh
    Dr. Ronan Kavanagh – @ronantkavanaghSeptember 9th, 2012

    Looking forward to meeting @andrewspong this week at Share+. Here's the two of us chatting http://t.co/yjuBi8lw #hcsm

  71. @canbheather
    _Heather! – @canbheatherSeptember 9th, 2012

    Looking forward to meeting @andrewspong this week at Share+. Here's the two of us chatting http://t.co/yjuBi8lw #hcsm

  72. @andrewspong
    Andrew Spong – @andrewspongSeptember 9th, 2012

    Looking forward to meeting @andrewspong this week at Share+. Here's the two of us chatting http://t.co/yjuBi8lw #hcsm

  73. @dryuavk
    Юлія АВКСЕНТЬЄВА – @dryuavkNovember 15th, 2012

    Експерт з використання соціальних медіа в медицині розповідає про свій досвід: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/TWsgZqTM через @symplur

  74. @mykhalko
    Natalya Mykhalko – @mykhalkoNovember 28th, 2012

    “It has a humanizing effect and allows for deeper connections.” (В одній зі статей я пропустила теж саме.) http://t.co/mSvcOA4R #hcsm

  75. @mightycasey
    Casey Quinlan – @mightycaseyDecember 18th, 2012

    Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/lwyWZmqO @andrewspong intvus @RonanTKvanagh #hcsm

  76. @innoleadchange
    Innovate|Lead|Change – @innoleadchangeDecember 18th, 2012

    RT @mightycasey: Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh http://t.co/JCppeYYg #hcsm #hcinno

  77. @ohiochc
    OACHC – @ohiochcDecember 20th, 2012

    Tweets other physicians : Expert healthcare practitioners of the social web: Dr. Ronan Kavanagh #ohiochcnews http://t.co/7vaN11lS