#hcsm – April 10, 2016

Topics:

  1. Does blogging still have a place in health care social media? Why/not? Does the answer differ for HCPs vs patients?
  2. Is there a role for “bots” in health care social media? If so, what? Or if not, why not? What would a HC bot sound like?
  3. HCPs sometimes criticize what patients read online. But – should patients be asking what HCPs are reading? Why/not? discuss

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#hcsm – April 3, 2016

Topics:

  1. Twitter recently turned 10. How do you think Twitter as a platform has impacted health care?
  2. How has using Twitter impacted the way you seek or participate in health care? Or has it? Discuss.
  3. What other social media platforms have been impactful for healthcare? Does your answer differ for patients or HCPs? Why/not?

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#hcsm – March 20, 2016

Topics:

  1. Re: bedside manner; is there “online” manners that HCPs need in digital era? What exactly does that look like? Discuss.
  2. What do you think about “social media ambassadors” at HC conferences? What works;what doesn’t? Who should be in these roles?
  3. As patient,if you knew HCPs were lurking on SM to learn more about pts, what would you want them to observe/learn/take away?

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#hcsm – March 6, 2016

Topics:

  1. Should HCPs disclose ties to drug or device makers when discussing products or treatments online? Why/not? And how?
  2. Are patients subject to conflict of interest? Why/not? How is it similar (or not) to HCPs? How do patients disclose info?
  3. Do researchers disclose trial funding source(s) to patients? Should they? Why/not? Discuss.

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#hcsm – February 28, 2016

Topics:

  1. Will digital health play a role in ? Will social media? Why/not do you think so?
  2. How are physicians using social media?Is their time better spent in physician-only networks, or in patient communities? Why?
  3. Should providers prescribe social networks, or social sharing & learning? Is it a site,sharing, or the social that matters?

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#hcsm – February 21, 2016

Topics:

  1. Do patients take health rating sites seriously (ie Yelp, Vitals)? Should they use this information to make decisions?
  2. Do health care providers act on the feedback patients give online? Should they? Why/not?
  3. What if docs asked patients to provide them at the end of every visit – how would you feel? Would you do it? Why/not?

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#hcsm – February 7, 2016

Topics:

  1. Does online health care advertising work? Why/not? As a consumer, what do you think when you see health ads online?
  2. The digital space is crowded. How can health care organizations/brands, or even health related messages stand out online?
  3. Have there been any health-related ads tonight? Could/should a health care brand advertise in the SuperBowl? Why/not?

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