Recap: #hcsm on 8/15/10
Just to give a recap from the chat last night. The topics were:
- Should you friend your patients? (If you’re not a doc – should you/would you friend your doctor?) #hcsm
A lot of respondents said no, they don’t friend their patients – unless they have two, separate accounts. A discussion ensued regarding having a ‘personal’ versus ‘professional’ presence online. We also chatted about expectations for engaging on Twitter, Facebook, or elsewhere.
- Where do you get your health information from online? Who/what do you trust? Are these offline sources that you transfer your trust to online? #hcsm
There was a diverse response, as expected. Some people trust health agencies like CDC, NIH, or HHS. Some people take a look at Wikipedia or WebMD – with a grain of salt. Others mentioned using their network online and their health care providers as resources.
- What should collaboration (in social media) between public health agencies and the broader public health community look like? #hcsm
The discussion focused heavily on the philosophy that public health agencies & leaders should be broadcasting but also taking in feedback and having two-way dialogues. Collaboration is key.
Want to read over the whole thing? Click here and read through the feed, as captured with CoverItLive. This is the first time I tried using CIL to capture & archive the feed, so as always, please share your feedback!