#hcsm – November 4, 2012

Watch the live #hcsm stream from November 4, 2012 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 transcript/archive of the Sunday, November 4, 2012 #hcsm (health care communications & social media) chat on Twitter.


    1. Many HC apps tend to be physician focused. What about other HCPs – nurses, PAs, etc? Why not apps for all HCPs?
    2. There has been an increase in dialogue lately aboutt cost transparency in HC. But what about transparency w/ payment that leads to conflict of interest? Example – providers w/ side businesses; consulting for pharma, etc. – should they disclose via SM? How? Does it impact pt perception of HCP? Also, many patient advocates are now consulting, working with pharma & device cos – how much disclosure is required, & when?
    3. HC orgs want more pt engagement. Pts want HC orgs involved to  leverage resources. How do pts & HC orgs meet in the middle?

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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