Social Media and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN): Analysis of Advanced Metrics From the First Year of a New Twitter Community: #MPNSM

A healthcare social media research article published in Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports, August 3, 2016

Title
Social Media and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN): Analysis of Advanced Metrics From the First Year of a New Twitter Community: #MPNSM
Authors (alpha)
Audun Utengen, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Michael A. Thompson, Naveen Pemmaraju, Ruben Mesa, Vikas Gupta
Published
August 3, 2016
Journal
Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Impact Factor
2.2
DOI
10.1007/s11899-016-0341-2
Pubmed
27492118
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A healthcare social media research article published in Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports, August 3, 2016

Abstract

The social media platform Twitter has provided the hematology/oncology community with unprecedented, novel methods of interpersonal communication and increased ability for the dissemination of important updates in a rapidly moving field. The advent, and subsequent success, of disease-specific Twitter communities have further enabled interested healthcare stakeholders to become quickly organized around a unique set of rare medical conditions, such as hematologic malignancies, that, historically, generally lack large amounts of reliable online information. One example is the Twitter community #MPNSM (myeloproliferative neoplasms on social media), which was started approximately one and half years ago and has served as a recognized venue for discussion among many members of the MPN community, including patients, researchers, providers, and advocacy organizations. This article will focus on understanding the impact of the founding of this community via the analysis of advanced Twitter metrics of user experience, from the first year of use for this novel healthcare hashtag.


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