Being a member of #hcsmca has really opened my eyes to how healthcare under-utilizes social media tools despite the exciting possibilities other industries are exploring and adopting. Though privacy and liability are valid concerns, I don’t think they’re the only issues preventing healthcare providers and medical organizations from getting on the social web.Read More »
My post this week is a guest spot on my first stint at moderating the #hcscma chat. Thank you Colleen for letting me share my experience with your readers!
The #hcsmca community grows and grows richer through our practice of rotating moderators. First time moderator Alaina Cyr shares her experience.
By Alaina Cyr
On Wednesday, January 18, I had my first go at moderating the #hcsmca chat (transcript). Even though the community has never been anything but kind, the minutes leading up to the chat had me biting my nails. Sure, I may be a regular participant, and I may have even tweeted and retweeted many of the community members, but leading the group discussion put me front and centre; after all, if the spotlight is on any one person during our weekly chats, it’s on the moderator. I knew I had nothing to worry about – the community is so warm and welcoming – but there’s just no reasoning with nerves!
So in the minutes leading up to the chat, I reviewed the topics, prepared my…
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