About #hcsm

#hcsm, or Healthcare Communications & Social Media, is a weekly chat on Twitter held every Sunday night at 8pm Central Time. It was established in January 2009 as a way to bring individuals together to discuss health care and communications and social media – including doctors, patients, lawyers, communicators, for-profits, non-profits, hospitals, health systems, insurers, and many, many more.


Topic suggestions for a future #hcsm chat?

#hcsm was started in January 2009 and is moderated on Twitter from the account @HealthSocMed. Please follow @HealthSocMed to see updates, reminders, and topics for #hcsm chats.

  1. Please let me know if it is necessary to register to participate in the chats. Thank you.


      • Dana
      • December 13th, 2010

      Hi Zach – you don’t need to register. Just search for #hcsm on your favorite Twitter client (www.twitter.com, Tweet Chat, Tweet Deck, etc.) and join in!

  2. Dana,

    I can’t wait. I”ve really begun to look forward to this group of very smart and creative folks.


  3. Dana, I would like to participate as well. Looking forward to the discussions.

  4. Will be participating. Please follow me @kurtrn92. Look forward to this eve. Thanks

  5. Perfect time during the week to catch up on social media in healthcare, great people to connect with, passionate discussions… how else would you want to start your week?:)

    • Leena
    • April 27th, 2011

    Perfect time during the week to catch up on social media in healthcare, great people to connect with, passionate discussions… how else would you want to start your week?

  6. Cool post and thanks for the information. I will look forward to this weekly chat. Please follow me @mdwebpro.

    Erick Kinuthia
    Team MDwebpro

  7. Is self reflection the only benefit of performance appraisals for hospital physicians? Worth discussing?

    • edith kleiner
    • October 28th, 2012

    Gr8. How can I participate? Edith

      • Dana
      • October 28th, 2012

      Hi Edith, you can join in anytime by searching for #hcsm on Twitter – and joining us on Sunday nights at 8pm CT specifically for our weekly chat. Follow @HealthSocMed to get topics, transcripts, and updates, too.

  8. New “Rookie Twitterer”, but passionate “blood cancer” health advocate/patient will be joining tonight. Please follow me @JackWhelan

    • Dr Johnson
    • January 19th, 2014

    Is the host an employee of or sponsored by a health care or drug company? Social Media is built on the principal of openness and this looks a little bit suspect. No names or pictures or bios?.

    • Dana
    • January 19th, 2014

    Hi Dr. Johnson, good question – the chat is not sponsored or supported by any organization. If you click “about the moderator”, you can read more about me as the moderator & how #hcsm started, but I usually don’t put a lot of info up from me because this site is intended to be a repository for transcripts and topics, and it is definitely not about selling anything by any organization. Feel free to email me or tweet @Healthsocmed with additional questions!

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