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Social Media Starter Kit and Managing Your Digital Reputation March 23, 2015

This is Dr Jeffrey Geske, assistant professor of medicine and cardiology consultant at Mayo Clinic. In this episode of Mayo Clinic Talks we will discuss social media for healthcare providers. I am joined by Dr Farris Timimi, who is a consultant of cardiology and medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media.

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What Your Tweets Say About You March 20, 2015

Judging by the last nine hundred and seventy-two words that I used on Twitter, I’m about average when it comes to feeling upbeat and being personable, and I’m less likely than most people to be depressed or angry.

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The inside story of how Apple’s new medical research platform was born March 19, 2015

On September 27, 2013, during a dimly-lit presentation at Stanford’s MedX conference, Dr. Stephen Friend told an audience about the future of medical research.

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“ROCKING SELFIE’s” for dummies March 14, 2015

I believe that we have been given our paths for a reason and that there are some days that can change our lives forever. I believe that sharing these stories can reach out to someone and possibly change their lives too.

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Podcast interview of @audvin: How to Change Health One Tweet at a Time March 13, 2015

Social media in healthcare has, and continues to, radically transform the industry by making old boundaries disappear and connecting people who previously could have never connected before. When Twitter was in it’s infancy, Audun Utengen (former Transform presenter) and some friends started to see the potential in utilizing this communication tool, and started cataloging conversations that were taking place by specific hashtags throughout the Twitter sphere.

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Take the Medicine X | Symplur Signals Research Challenge March 10, 2015

Stanford Medicine X in partnership with the analytics masterminds at Symplur have launched a brilliant competition designed to spark scholarly research activity in healthcare social media.  The Stanford Medicine X | Symplur Signals Research Challenge asks all healthcare stakeholders to submit proposals to improve our understanding of how public dialog is changing health care.

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Three key insights – Philip Gardiner March 6, 2015

The recent meeting of the American College for Rheumatology (#ACR14) was a breakthrough event for Twitter use, aided in no small part by the live twittergrams/maps and twitter feeds beamed to every hall in between the meetings with Symplur analytics.

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How I stopped worrying (about my Klout score) and learned to love The Twitter March 5, 2015

The real value add is finding people who think the way you do (or, better yet, think opposite of you). So yes, formulaically my tweets were perfect – but they weren’t interactive. Turns out that interacting is actually what Twitter is about – relationships, not mindless self-promotion.

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Social Media and Pharma March 5, 2015

It’s a question that comes up all the time in my discussions with senior industry executives – is social media actually worth the risk for a sector as heavily regulated as the pharmaceutical industry?

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David Carr’s death and the stigma of lung cancer – The Washington Post February 25, 2015

Seeing the stigma attached to Carr’s death, Hendrickson couldn’t sit idly by. She runs the Twitter account Faces of Lung Cancer, which is part of an online effort to unite patients. She asked for people to stop "blaming the victim." #lcsm

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Review of Twitter for Infectious Diseases Clinicians: Useful or a Waste of Time? February 24, 2015

In this paper, we describe why Twitter is important, how and when an infectious diseases (ID) HCP should use Twitter, the impact it has in disseminating ID news, and the educational value of Twitter. We also describe various tools within Twitter, such as Twitter Chat, that connect and bond HCPs on a specific topic. For the ID HCP, Twitter may help teach the global responsible use of antimicrobials in a world of escalating antimicrobial resistance.

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“How can I help you hear?” The transforming power of six little words February 24, 2015

Further resources: Sarah has registered the #howcanIhelpyouhear hashtag with Symplur’s Healthcare Hashtags Project and she hopes that this will act as a reminder to healthcare professionals on Twitter and encourage discussion.

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Workshop for @USC students: Using Social Media Data to Gain Community Insights and Inform Organizational Strategy February 12, 2015

Join us for a special workshop in collaboration with the popular healthcare social media consultancy Symplur – tailored to students at all levels.

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A landmark day in the movement: Patients in the Front Row February 2, 2015

So, to recap:
– President Obama was introduced by an e-Patient
– Patients and caregivers were the front row VIPs
– The President called patients the biggest stakeholders
– Dr. Collins called patients participants

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Slides: The Social Network: Using Twitter to Translate and Disseminate Evidence January 30, 2015

- Understand what makes an effective tweet for translation and dissemination
– Know how to identify and monitor individuals, communities and topics of interest on Twitter
– Know to communicate actionable, relevant information on new research to non-technical audiences

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