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)

Using Twitter to Counteract Hype, Part 2 – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 11, 2014)

Last week, I showed you some of the ways in which the healthcare community is using Twitter to combat hype and misinformation about Ebola. This week there is a more specific example of the same idea — how the Centers for Disease Control scheduled a Twitter chat to answer questions in public for clinicians and … Continue reading Using Twitter to Counteract Hype, Part 2 – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 11, 2014)

Using Twitter to Counteract Hype (#Ebola) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 4, 2014)

From Wikimedia Commons: Ebola virions; Ebola virus particles In the last week, I don't think there has been a moment when the trending hashtags display on my Twitter page has NOT listed "Ebola." This is in part due to the attention resulting from two American healthcare providers having been infected with the Ebola virus while … Continue reading Using Twitter to Counteract Hype (#Ebola) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 4, 2014)

Pubmed is LIVE on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 21, 2014)

PubMed Update: Social Media Icons Added. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jul-Aug;(399):b2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/brief/ja14_pm_social_media_icons.html Have you been straddling the fence deciding whether or not social media is "a thing" in healthcare? Well, maybe this will tip the balance. Pubmed now includes social media sharing icons at the article level, as shown in the image above. This is … Continue reading Pubmed is LIVE on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 21, 2014)

Trust & Health Information in Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 14, 2014)

The question of trust is not a new one — who we trust, how we trust, why we trust. All of these are known to be critical in healthcare, even more so now that we have the Internet and social media. In last's evening's #HCSM Twitter chat, a group of patients and doctors debated portions … Continue reading Trust & Health Information in Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 14, 2014)

Fatigue in Healthcare – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 7, 2014)

Each week the Healthcare Leaders chat (#HCLDR) is fabulous, covering relevant fascinating topics of great interest to me. I can't highlight them every week, but I am often tempted to do so. This one was huge — how do we manage fatigue when it impacts on doctors, nurses, residents, students? Excellent #HCLDR chat today on … Continue reading Fatigue in Healthcare – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 7, 2014)

Keeping Patients in the Dark – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 30, 2014)

Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice: The legal and ethical implications of keeping patients in the dark: http://siipc.org/ You shape your Twitter experience through who you choose to follow. Everything else derives from this — the tweets you see, the suggestions for people to follow, the hashtags listed as trending, all of it. For me, … Continue reading Keeping Patients in the Dark – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 30, 2014)