When I heard the Figure 1 app described as “Instagram for doctors” and saw some of the sample photos on the app, I was torn. Sure, I can see the utility behind the app and it could certainly help in some rare cases. I also see the potential as a learning tool for other doctors.Read More »
This evening I was meeting with a group of #hcsmca members to plan our next meet-up (details will be coming soon – I’m looking forward to it). As the meeting went on, I got the sense that majority of people in the room were introverts. True, it was the first time many of us met each other in real life, and group dynamics play a part in how these things happen tooRead More »
Last week I wrote a guest post on Colleen Young’s blog about the evolution of the #hcsmca community over the past 2 years. Here is the post and the infograph I created to show off our growth.
Presenting #hcsmca’s 2-year report card. Thank you Alaina Cyr for creating yet another beautiful infographic. And don’t forget to read her commentary below and add your thoughts and interpretations. What a community!
By Alaina Cyr (@AlainaBCyr)
It’s my pleasure to share with you #hcsmca’s 2-year report card!
Like the 6-month and 18-month report cards that came before, this infograph shows how the #hcsmca community has grown since September 29, 2010. But what I find most meaningful in this report card is how the history and identity of our community shines through between the graphs and numbers.
As I look over the familiar faces of those daring souls who’ve moderated a chat, I see representation from throughout the spectrum of healthcare. Like our community as a whole, the moderators are patients, caregivers, students, researchers, communicators, developers, nurses, doctors, representatives from medical practices, non-profit organizations and, often times, several of these at once…
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Just a quick update: Last week my article on the benefits of using social media in healthcare (outside of patient-provider interactions) was posted on Oncology Times. You can read the article here.
I’d love a comment or two; leave one under the article or post a comment below!