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Social Conversations from Doctors 2.0 & You in Paris

One of the joys of having large data sets about the past is the opportunity to learn from observing patterns. And from observing patterns you may be able to give some predictions about the future. Join the discovery process by looking at the infographic in this post while comparing it to the infographic from last year. We recently wrote about …

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Healthcare Social Media is still growing exponentially – Just look at #HIMSS14

Have we reached peak growth of healthcare social media? The numbers we are seeing doesn’t seem to indicate so. More and more stakeholders in healthcare wether they are patients, providers or other third parties are still flocking to the social web in greater and greater numbers. Just look at what the healthcare conference #HIMSS14 accomplished this week. The graph below …

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The True Audience of Healthcare Conferences – It’s not what you think

If you’ve been to a healthcare conference lately, you probably had a moment where you sat down in the main stage room and looked around in order to size up the audience. You may have silently concluded  “at least 200” or “I can’t believe they managed to fit 1,000 in here”. Either way, you were wrong. The audience for healthcare …

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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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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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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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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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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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HIMSS12 Sets World Record for Healthcare Conferences in Tweet Volume

Yesterday, February 21, 2012, happened to be a historic day in healthcare social media. The participants at the HIMSS12 conference (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Conference 2012) in Las Vegas tweeted the hashtag #himss12 a total of 6,438 times. I don’t know about you, but if you had your Twitter client up and running yesterday like I had, you simply …

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Social Media Analytics for Healthcare

Data is great, and boy do we have lots of data from the millions of Twitter conversations we have in our healthcare social media analytics database. However, data isn’t very useful or say user-friendly until after you’ve curated and analyzed it. The Healthcare Hashtag Project is now taking some small first steps into the realm of analytics.  Take a look at …

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Howard J. Luks, MD - Healthcare social media consultant