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#hcsm – July 27, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from July 27, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the July 27, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. Does social media have any impact on HCP’s prescription habits? For medication, devices, etc.? Why/not? Discuss.
  2. Re: influence of online convos, is blogger/online patient outreach being done by pharma, med device? Impactful/not? Discuss.
  3. Has SM & increased online info sources improved patient’s ability to ask or select cost effective therapies/devices? Why/not?

 

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

 

 

#hcsm – July 20, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from July 20, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the July 20 , 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. Can patients and HC providers influence the U.S. FDA? How can they be most effective? What works – and what doesn’t work?
  2. #showmeyourpump has caught media attention. What can we learn to help improve other efforts to raise HC awareness online?
  3. What if there were open source medical devices – would you use one? Would you contribute to one? Why/not? Discuss.

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – July 13, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from July 13, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the July 13 , 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. Is usage of SM adding to or subtracting to burnout in patients? How? Discuss.
  2. What about burnout of caregivers – or loved ones who can observe/learn more when pts are using SM? How does SM impact them?
  3. Are social media skills taught or learned? Or is it common sense? How do you teach someone to protect their privacy online?

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – June 22, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from June 22, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the June 22, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. What are benefits to pts using SM for advocacy? Downsides? When should orgs/cos compensate pts for their perspective/work? 
  2. Should doctors (or other health care providers) have a right to privacy – or anonymity – online?
  3. FDA released guidelines regarding correcting misinformation online. Do you think HC orgs will correct more misinfo? Why/not?

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – June 8, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from June 8, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the June 8, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. Thoughts on Apple’s HealthKit announcement – game changer or not? Why/not? Discuss.
  2. Do you think growing number of ways to track activity (apps on phone, devices, etc.) is impacting obesity epidemic? Why/not?
  3. What do you think – are more physicians online these days, or not? How does the average provider use HCSM?

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – June 1, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from June 1, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

 

Topics:

  1. How likely are HCPs to accept info that patients bring in that they found online? Tips for bringing info into appts?
  2. What about data – how likely are HCPs to accept data that pts bring in? For a dx’d condition vs. in process of diagnosing? 
  3. Several mentioned data into EMRs. Even if all the data could go into EMRs, are HCPs trained to use it and analyze it? Should/can they be?

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – May 18, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from May 18, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the May 18, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. We hear about “hacks”, but what is a ‘hack’ in health care? When/how/why does a hack then become part of HC system?
  2. We want more data and transparency in HC. But – how much data is too much data? For HCPs? For patients? Why?
  3. What happened to concept of “gamifying” health? Where is HC w/ incentivizing healthy behaviors? What’s working/not?Thoughts? 

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – May 11, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from May 11, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the May 11, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. So much data, so little attention span in #hcsm. How can we best communicate complex health information online to patients?
  2. Do we think (too much/not enough) about privacy in #hcsm? Does your answer change if thinking about HCPs or pts for this Q?
  3. “Health care is X yrs behind everything else.” What trends are hitting other industries that you wish would impact HC now?

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – April 27, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from April 27, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the April 27, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. Can HCPs prescribe social networks; what about social sharing & learning? Is it certain site,sharing,or social that matters?
  2. Do providers know how/when patients are using social media (SM) related to their health? Do they care? Does it matter?
  3. Do e-patients (patients who are online) have a right to anonymity if they so choose? Discuss. 

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

#hcsm – April 13, 2014

Watch the live #hcsm stream from April 13, 2014 at 8pm Central on Twitter. If you missed the chat, you can  come back and scroll through it again, any time. (Availability of archive depends on how Twitter API is working during the chat. I recommend searching for #hcsm directly on Twitter in real-time to watch/participate in the chat.)

Click here to download/view the PDF archive/transcript of the April 13, 2014 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.

Topics:

  1. What is a patient’s time worth? Should patients be paid for their feedback/work/support for HC orgs? Why/not? Discuss. 
  2. What was biggest cost in HC 5, 10 years ago? Is it the same today? What’s technology’s role in changing HC costs? Discuss.
  3. Patients don’t always want to be patients. Tips for helping patients signal when they’re taking their advocacy hats off? 

Don’t forget – if you’d like to submit a topic for a future #hcsm chat, you’re welcome to! Read the details on the different ways to submit a topic for a #hcsm chat. Also, if you missed the chat, or want to add additional thoughts & feedback to the above discussion topics, leave a comment & keep the discussion going!

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