Tag: online community
Thoughts on introversion and online communities
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…
Social Networking & Patient Education: Do Right By Your Patients
A lot of healthcare professionals are interested in engaging patients online, usually by using popular social networking tools like facebook and twitter. This is a great idea.
What makes a community member?
Followers are different from community members. Followers click “like” every now and then. Sometimes they retweet. Occasionally they click on links. Community members, on the other hand, frequently comment. They share on a daily basis. They consistently contribute to the discussion.
To My Fellow #hcsmca Ambassadors
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.