Connecting the dots in healthcare social media

Graphing Mayo Clinic’s Transform Symposium

Mayo Clinic’s Transform Symposium (#TXFM) had another successful year. There were several ways one could be part of last week’s event: by physically attending, following the free live stream, or catching the flow of information on Twitter. I love looking at ways to visualize the data from these transformative healthcare conversations as they take place on Twitter. Here’s one way …

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HCSM Review #35: How social is changing healthcare content, participatory medicine, insurance indexes and patient support groups

We’re delighted to host the 35th edition of the Health Care Social Media Review. HCSM Review is a biweekly peer-reviewed blog carnival for published posts about social media use in healthcare. The three previous reviews were hosted by ZocDoc, SocialQI and Mayo Clinic. There simply could be no healthcare social media without content. Nothing to share or discuss on Twitter, nothing to like on Facebook and nothing …

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Symplur is hosting HCSM Review #35: Call for Submissions

We’re honored to be hosting the Health Care Social Media Review #35 next week. HCSM Review is a biweekly peer-reviewed blog carnival for published posts about social media use in healthcare. The three previous reviews were hosted by ZocDoc, SocialQI and Mayo Clinic. Have you read some great posts during the past two weeks? Anything you would like to prescribe as great …

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Data visualization of #HDPalooza – 11,141 Tweets

  Health Datapalooza IV (#HDPalooza) just ended last night as the fourth annual national conference born from government efforts to liberate health data. Two conference days concluded with 11,141 tweets created! An amazing feat! In the same spirit of liberating health data, we have taken the data from Twitter and visualized it in the network centrality analysis shown above. The larger …

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Which was the most popular #hcsm tweet chat?

  What you see above a scatter plot of all #hcsm tweet chats and their tweet volume that we’ve got in our database going back to 2010. These tweet chats have taken place every Sunday at 9PM EST. As you can see, #hcsm is still going strong so far in 2013 with an average of 800 tweets during the chats. …

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Analyzing Twitter Conversations from Healthcare Conferences

So far this year, over 400 healthcare conferences have registered their hashtag with Symplur. It’s an amazing number! We’ve commented on the growth of Twitter use in healthcare conferences in the past, and we plan to publish some more healthcare social media analytics in the time to come. Conference organizers register their hashtags with us for several reasons, awareness in …

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#RareDisease … Searching for Rare Disease Support on the Social Web

When it comes to The Healthcare Hashtag Project, one of the most rewarding things for us at Symplur is to see people use and share the tools and information that they find during their visit.  To know that the project is found to be useful by a diverse community of healthcare workers, caregivers, and patients makes us feel like we’re …

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The Flattening of Healthcare: Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare Social Media

Twitter Visualized The Rise of Patient Communities on Twitter The Dynamics of a Twitter Patient Community – Network Centrality Analysis The Flattening of Healthcare: Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare Social Media In the two previous posts in this series of Twitter visualizations, we’ve looked at the growth of patient communities and the dynamics and centrality of one of them. This …

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The Dynamics of a Twitter Patient Community – Network Centrality Analysis

Twitter Visualized The Rise of Patient Communities on Twitter The Dynamics of a Twitter Patient Community – Network Centrality Analysis The Flattening of Healthcare: Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare Social Media In our previous post we looked at the growth of patient-centric conversations on Twitter visually identified in our healthcare dataset as green nodes. This time, we’re going to zoom …

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The Rise of Patient Communities on Twitter – Twitter Visualized

Twitter Visualized The Rise of Patient Communities on Twitter The Dynamics of a Twitter Patient Community – Network Centrality Analysis The Flattening of Healthcare: Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare Social Media For over 2 years, Symplur has collected health conversations on Twitter. From a humble start, our infrastructure has grown and matured to scale with the tremendous growth of healthcare …

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