Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting

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 another has opened up amazing possibilities.  Enter Twitter for healthcare.

 

Communities connecting via Twitter for healthcare

Twitter is certainly one of the easiest social media platforms out there on which to find and connect with individuals who share our interests.  That’s because it’s largely an open platform.  One that encourages connecting with people who we otherwise may never have known.  And that holds true when you consider Twitter for healthcare.  However, healthcare has an incredibly diverse presence on Twitter because of the many specialized needs that exist … each with issues that are uniquely their own.

We launched the Healthcare Hashtag Project eighteen months ago with the intent of helping to lower the barriers to using Twitter for healthcare interests.  From the start it was intended as being a way of finding the conversations relevant to your own health interests, to discover who the thought leaders are, and above all to engage and contribute to conversations and discovery.

In that time we’ve seen advocates, providers, and patients alike flock to the project, provide us with numerous inspiring ideas, and contribute many new healthcare hashtags that have helped to facilitate the expansion of engagement and the birth of new online healthcare communities.

 

Twitter grants special permission to the Healthcare Hashtag Project

twitter for healthcare - API

The Healthcare Hashtag project doesn’t rely on the standard data that’s available from Twitter.  We’ve gained “elevated” privileges to the the Twitter Stream API from them.  Thus, we’re able to track many more hashtags than we otherwise would have been able to.  So let’s not forget to give a nod and a “thank you” to Twitter for helping the healthcare community to flourish on their platform.

 

Why should I use Twitter for healthcare exploration and engagement?

twitter for healthcare - the community by the numbers

At the Healthcare Hashtag Project  the community contributions and the expanding role of Twitter in healthcare have resulted in a captured conversation that just recently crossed the 50 million tweet threshold!  That’s 50 million individual pieces of healthcare information shared.  And it’s now at a level to where it’s growing at a rate of over 1 million healthcare related tweets per week.  Too much for you to keep track of?  No worries, we’ve got a complete, free transcript service that allows you to retrieve all of them.  Just check out one of our individual hashtag pages to get the twitter transcript for that hashtag within the date parameters you specify.

Want more evidence that Twitter is one of the leading social media platforms for healthcare?   Explore the project yourself.  And once you do, I hope that you’ll be inspired to contribute to the ever expanding healthcare conversation taking place on Twitter via the use of healthcare hashtags.  Let your voice be heard … and tune in to the many other voices who are sharing as well.

Twitter for healthcare is alive and well.

About the Author

Thomas M. Lee, B.S., NHA – @tmlfoxConsultant to the Healthcare Industry. 30+ yrs experience in healthcare business operations. Acute care, skilled nursing, physician practice, and outpatient therapy. Partner at Symplur & The Fox Group. Passionate about healthcare social media. +

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  1. @medicalfacts
    MedicalFacts, Janine – @medicalfactsApril 26th, 2012

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    MedicalFacts, Janine – @medicalfactsApril 26th, 2012

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    MedicalFacts, Janine – @medicalfactsApril 26th, 2012

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  9. @jazorin
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  10. @jazorin
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  11. @jazorin
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  16. @nicosmets
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    Melody Ross – @melodiarossApril 26th, 2012

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  23. @vondewall
    Gustaf von Dewall – @vondewallApril 27th, 2012

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    MEndemann – @wissitApril 27th, 2012

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    Lionel REICHARDT – @lionelreichardtApril 27th, 2012

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    lievincent – @vliesanteApril 27th, 2012

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    Neelesh Bhandari MD – @edrneeleshApril 27th, 2012

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  30. @ehealthgr
    ehealthgr – @ehealthgrApril 27th, 2012

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  31. @phi_global
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  52. @pieroleo
    Pietro Leo – @pieroleoApril 28th, 2012

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  53. @clarkmike
    Mike Clark – @clarkmikeApril 28th, 2012

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  54. @socialmediashan
    Shannon – @socialmediashanApril 28th, 2012

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  55. @terry_bannon
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    Melissa Sweet – @croakeyblogApril 28th, 2012

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  57. @achsm
    Health Leader News – @achsmApril 28th, 2012

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  58. @jbbc
    Marie Ennis-O’Connor – @jbbcApril 28th, 2012

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  59. @phi_germany
    PHI_Germany – @phi_germanyApril 28th, 2012

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  60. @riander
    Richard Anderson – @rianderApril 28th, 2012

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  61. @ej_butler
    Ed Butler – @ej_butlerApril 29th, 2012

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  62. @alexanderberler
    Alexander Berler – @alexanderberlerApril 29th, 2012

    Proud to be contributing to the discussion > Twitter for healthcare: 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/y6lwoBLT /via @symplur #hcsm

  63. @leonoraot
    LeonoraCoolhaas – @leonoraotApril 29th, 2012

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  64. @david_wiggin
    David Wiggin – @david_wigginApril 29th, 2012

    Proud to be contributing to the discussion > Twitter for healthcare: 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/y6lwoBLT /via @symplur #hcsm

  65. @practicalwisdom
    Lisa Fields – @practicalwisdomApril 29th, 2012

    Congrats!
    Twitter Grants special permission 2 @symplur 's Healthcare Hashtag Project:
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  66. @ej_butler
    Ed Butler – @ej_butlerApril 29th, 2012

    @TweetSmarter The Healthcare Hashtag Project has found there's over 1 million healthcare related tweets per week http://t.co/y6lwoBLT

  67. @eu_ehealth
    EU_eHealth – @eu_ehealthApril 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/gXtSDWYh via @symplur #da12social #eHealth @DigitalAgendaEU @WoHIT

  68. @alexanderberler
    Alexander Berler – @alexanderberlerApril 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/gXtSDWYh via @symplur #da12social #eHealth @DigitalAgendaEU @WoHIT

  69. @hitparis
    HitParis – @hitparisApril 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/gXtSDWYh via @symplur #da12social #eHealth @DigitalAgendaEU @WoHIT

  70. @eu_ehealthweek
    eHealthWeek – @eu_ehealthweekApril 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/gXtSDWYh via @symplur #da12social #eHealth @DigitalAgendaEU @WoHIT

  71. @geek_nurse
    Brian Norris – @geek_nurseApril 29th, 2012

    “@EU_eHealth: Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/DRQQXtvH via @symplur #da12social #eHealth #in

  72. @xcanals
    Xavier Canals-Riera – @xcanalsApril 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/gXtSDWYh via @symplur #da12social #eHealth @DigitalAgendaEU @WoHIT

  73. @mha
    MS Hospital Assoc. – @mhaApril 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare… 50 million tweets and counting http://t.co/EQeBuJ9S

  74. @ogradylaura
    Laura O’Grady – @ogradylauraApril 30th, 2012

    #hcsmca – #Twitter for #Healthcare…50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/3z5PWqCq

  75. @nelshen
    Nelson Shen – @nelshenApril 30th, 2012

    #hcsmca – #Twitter for #Healthcare…50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/3z5PWqCq

  76. @lifelmp
    Euro RSCG Life LM&P – @lifelmpMay 1st, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting #eHealth http://t.co/l7CuprYG via @symplur

  77. @perduep
    Patti Perdue – @perduepMay 1st, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/E7mTmGyF

  78. @cchl_ccls
    CCHL – CCLS – @cchl_cclsMay 1st, 2012

    #hcsmca – #Twitter for #Healthcare…50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/3z5PWqCq

  79. @audvin
    Audun Utengen – @audvinMay 2nd, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/pKIO72Dr

  80. @kristina_ra
    Kristina Rabarison – @kristina_raMay 2nd, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/pKIO72Dr

  81. @salmaniac
    Ari – @salmaniacMay 2nd, 2012

    Healthcare tweets break through 50 million mark … and going counting …

    http://t.co/6Dq2t14H

  82. @hillaryboucher
    Hillary Boucher – @hillaryboucherMay 2nd, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/fYeWTl95 #hcsm

  83. @pilar_institute
    Pilar Institute – @pilar_instituteMay 3rd, 2012

    Twitter for healthcare : 50 million tweets and counting
    http://t.co/UlrKbahO
    MT @LionelREICHARDT

  84. @audvin
    Audun Utengen – @audvinMay 9th, 2012

    RT @MHA: Twitter for Healthcare… 50 million tweets and counting http://t.co/aYzehdBr #mhealth

  85. @leonardkish
    Leonard Kish – @leonardkishMay 9th, 2012

    RT @MHA: Twitter for Healthcare… 50 million tweets and counting http://t.co/aYzehdBr #mhealth

  86. @conradkarliss
    Conrad Karliss – @conradkarlissMay 9th, 2012

    RT @MHA: Twitter for Healthcare… 50 million tweets and counting http://t.co/aYzehdBr #mhealth

  87. @hiv_insight
    HIV Insight – @hiv_insightMay 9th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/gHtKPFuq Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  88. @sphereproject
    SPHERE – @sphereprojectMay 9th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/gHtKPFuq Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  89. @hlth_literacy
    Health Literacy – @hlth_literacyMay 9th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/9MuHDIRe Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  90. @jsihealth
    john snow, inc (JSI) – @jsihealthMay 9th, 2012

    RT @hlth_literacy: Twitter for #Healthcare …50 M Tweets & Counting http://t.co/MnDWTzwp Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  91. @why_we_do_that
    Why_We_Do_That – @why_we_do_thatMay 9th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/kUCIWsNc Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  92. @pmldresearch
    F.M. Coiffait – @pmldresearchMay 9th, 2012

    Using #Twitter for #Healthcare Engagement… 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/dLlklvA0 #socialmedia via @Why_We_Do_That @tmlfox

  93. @pendragonlondon
    Pendragon Creative – @pendragonlondonMay 17th, 2012

    50 million healthcare tweets posted!.. A new platform for sharing knowledge and support http://t.co/bZAOmorU

  94. @hlth_literacy
    Health Literacy – @hlth_literacyMay 20th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/JcKbmtar Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  95. @hiv_insight
    HIV Insight – @hiv_insightMay 25th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/1vRvtLFS Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  96. @narumita
    堀 成美 – @narumitaMay 25th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/1vRvtLFS Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  97. @varcsvictoria
    VARCS – @varcsvictoriaMay 25th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million Tweets & Counting http://t.co/1vRvtLFS Using Twitter for Healthcare Engagement @tmlfox

  98. @dreamingspires
    Heidi Allen – @dreamingspiresMay 29th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/kMoXzgDr via @symplur

  99. @cloudtango
    CloudTango – @cloudtangoNovember 13th, 2012

    Twitter for Healthcare … 50 Million tweets and counting http://t.co/FpOzsmZF via @symplur