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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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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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Being Quiet Doesn’t Create Change – Transform Healthcare!

Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium is one of the major forces of disruptive innovation in the healthcare industry. Symplur is very excited to be part of the program. Data from The Healthcare Hashtag Project is going to power a presentation by Audun Utengen that will focus on the transformative change in health communication. By analyzing the millions of open healthcare conversations …

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Mayo Innovation Tweet Chats: Hosting Online Ideation Sessions

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI), a multi-disciplinary group within a major academic medical center sees the value in divergent thinking and collaboration towards innovating healthcare solutions for the future.  CFI’s most recent TweetChat, asked individuals to participate in a conversation surrounding the ‘Patient of the Future.’ Using social platforms to host such discussions is in-line with one of CFI’s …

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New Healthcare Analytics Features for Social Media

A popular feature on the Healthcare Hashtag Project is the customizable healthcare analytics page. You select a time period, we give you analytics with participation metrics, influencer metrics, and some beautiful graphs. We’ve mostly seen it being used for healthcare tweet chats and healthcare conferences. It’s just a simple way to quickly see what an impact an event had, and …

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Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting

Health, whether our own or that of someone close to us, carries a high level of importance, interest, and ultimately common ground.  And because of that we tend to talk about it.  We seek knowledge and support.  And with the rise of healthcare social media our ability connect with those who share our desire to converse and learn from one …

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Can We Measure The Quality of a Healthcare Conference Twitter Stream?

We’ve recently looked at a couple of record-breaking healthcare conferences (one here in the States and the other in Europe) as well as the value of social media for a healthcare conference specifically. The first two mentioned blogs looked at tweet volume, and the third used participant numbers as a metric. Tweet volume is a fun and very easy-to-use comparison metric, but unfortunately it …

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How valuable is a social media presence for a Healthcare Conference?

We’ve recently witnessed a couple of incredible healthcare conferences taking place, #himss12 and #TEDxMaastricht, both ground breaking in their impact of healthcare social media. Today marks the last day of another huge healthcare conference, #tedmed, which of course have inspired us to have a another look at our database to see if putting numbers into context can tell us a …

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TEDxMaastricht Sets European Record

It’s only been a little more than a month ago since we witnessed a healthcare social media milestone with the #himss12 conference. The growth of healthcare social media is nothing but breathtaking. @ePatientDave pointed out that #TEDxMaastricht created a volume of 6,414 tweets yesterday, April 2nd.  With a closer look and by running some comparative analytics, that number turns out …

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