Global Innovation – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 20, 2014)

Last week has been rich with ideas for innovation on Twitter, this time with a national and international flavor. Just walking through a sampler of examples from several different conversations (AMA's Equity Chat, the bioethics Twitter collaboration with the ASBH annual conference, international open access week, and capping the list with the BBC's World Changing … Continue reading Global Innovation – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 20, 2014)

Local Innovation & #MCubed – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 13, 2014)

MCubed Symposium 2014: http://mcubed.umich.edu/mcubed_2014/index.html Last week saw the second annual MCubed Symposium. For those who aren't aware of MCubed already, here is a little background about this fabulously creative approach to funding and fostering innovation and collaboration at the University of Michigan. MCubed - The University of Michigan's revolutionary new way to fund research http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akBGSlFn9nQContinue reading Local Innovation & #MCubed – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 13, 2014)

Suicide Prevention & Trauma on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 6, 2014)

Sunday night I participated in a very interesting chat on Twitter. It was part of the #SPSM chat, which stands for Suicide Prevention and Social Media. The chat was about an experience I had last summer. To make it overly brief, I ended up in an extended conversation with a suicidal person through an anonymous … Continue reading Suicide Prevention & Trauma on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 6, 2014)

Radiation Oncology Journal Club (#RadOnc) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 29, 2014)

I've previously mentioned medical journal clubs on Twitter. Today I wanted to show some of what happens in the real conversation. The Radiation Oncology Journal Club (#RadOnc) has a very accessible model for managing the journal club and making it easy to engage in the conversation. After all, they know how busy doctors really are, … Continue reading Radiation Oncology Journal Club (#RadOnc) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 29, 2014)

Patients on the Right TEDMED Questions – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 22, 2014)

Last week, we talked about the trend toward patient engagement in events that may have previously been focused almost exclusively on medical professionals. A spin off from that rich conversation was when the patient advocates began to question what are the right questions to be asking about patient engagement. Even more impressive, TEDMED was sometimes … Continue reading Patients on the Right TEDMED Questions – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 22, 2014)

TEDMED on Patient Engagement – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 15, 2014)

TEDMED 2014: Image from presentation, believed to be by Marc Koska. At Stanford's Medicine X event, the patient is front and center to the whole experience, an essential partner in helping to innovate in healthcare, as well as in helping to plan the event. In the week following #MedX the Healthcare Leader (#hcldr) Twitter chat … Continue reading TEDMED on Patient Engagement – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 15, 2014)

Medicine X – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 8, 2014)

Medicine X started late last Thursday, and then ran for the next three days with a SOLIDLY packed program. I tried to follow as much as I could, in between kids, dogs, appliance deliveries, etc. I'm tired. But it was really awesome. There were a bunch of hashtags, but the core one was #MedX. There were, of course, presenters and participants from here, including Joyce Lee and Brian Stork, both of whom gave Grand Rounds on the University of Michigan campus last year. The livestream included what was on the main stage, so I wasn't able to see their presentations, but there will be video in Youtube eventually. For today, I want to share some highlights from the almost 50,000 tweets over the four days. Among the highlights you'll see a lot about the future of medical education, patient engagement, and stories in healthcare. To paraphrase the famous Susannah Fox, if these are headlines from the future of healthcare, what are they saying?

MedX, and TEDMED, and the Inauguration, Oh, MY!!

Last week I was privileged to listen in on a press conference for the upcoming TEDMED. Tomorrow is the Symposia for the Inauguration of UM's new President, Mark S. Schlissel, with Harold Varmus as a guest speaker! Later tomorrow and this weekend, I'll be watching Stanford's Medicine X (#MedX) through their Global Access program. Next … Continue reading MedX, and TEDMED, and the Inauguration, Oh, MY!!

Conferences on Twitter (AIDS & Cardiology) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 1, 2014)

#ESCongress Twitter Metrics: http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/esccongress/ Even people who don't use Twitter are usually aware of the Twitter backchannel at conferences. There are some big ones going on right now. AMEE 2014 (medical education): #AMEE2014 APAC Forum ("social media as a transformative force in healthcare"): #SoMeTransform and #APACForum The BMJ Awards: #thebmjawards ESC Congress 2014 (European Society … Continue reading Conferences on Twitter (AIDS & Cardiology) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 1, 2014)

Concerns & Clarification on the FDA Guidelines for Social Media (#FDAsm)

Last Tuesday afternoon, there was a Twitter chat on the new FDA guidance on social media that was hosted by the medical librarians group (#MedLibs), but which engaged an audience that also included healthcare professionals, lawyers, and communication specialists. It was a very interesting chat that touched on concerns, assumptions, misunderstandings, clarifications, and resources. You … Continue reading Concerns & Clarification on the FDA Guidelines for Social Media (#FDAsm)