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)

Open Access Journal on Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

Through a unique publishing collaboration, the University of Michigan and BioMed Central have launched a new open access journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, which is now seeking submissions and set to begin publishing in the first quarter of 2015. The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Meng H. Tan, Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division … Continue reading Open Access Journal on Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

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)

From the National Library of Medicine: Roosevelt at NIH

I am taking a course this semester on archives and social memory and when I saw this announcement from the National Library of Medicine, I thought the blog would be a great venue to share the power of archives. The National Library of Medicine has released this video almost 74 years after FDR spoke at the … Continue reading From the National Library of Medicine: Roosevelt at NIH

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)

JAMA Article: The Importance of Engaging Medical Librarians in Reviews

The informationists at the Taubman Health Sciences Library are ready and willing to collaborate with clinical faculty and staff across the health sciences schools and the health system on research and literature searches. This article (Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles) from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), out today, speaks directly … Continue reading JAMA Article: The Importance of Engaging Medical Librarians in Reviews

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)