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social media


September 12, 2011  10:33 AM

Social media has its place in health care, but use caution

JeanD Profile: JeanD
social media

There is room for Twitter and Facebook in hospitals, as long as such social media tools are used with caution, say information managers.

Use of social media is prevalent in many industries, and health care is no exception. But its use there comes with...

August 30, 2011  12:32 PM

No time like the present to create a health care social media policy

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDC, patient data security, social media, Veterans Affairs

Last week's East Coast earthquake proved the power of social media to report disasters, as millions took to Twitter and Facebook to report that they felt the earth move under their...


July 6, 2011  11:28 AM

Social media serves as a powerful tool for patients disclosing illnesses

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
HIPAA, HIPAA violations, HITsm, social media

No matter the trend, social media has a role in some capacity. That’s the case for health IT as patients are increasingly disclosing medical diagnoses online for consolation purposes, according to a


April 25, 2011  12:00 PM

The cost of getting health care social media wrong

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIPAA Privacy Rule, social media

In the 1964 Supreme Court case Jacobellis v. Ohio, Justice Potter Stewart famously explained, in an attempt to define obscenity, that "I know it when I see it." The same...


February 21, 2011  12:15 PM

Health care social media: Do it now, says HIMSS 2011 speaker

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIMSS 2011, HIMSS11, Lee Aase, social media

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Although the Mayo Clinic is definitely on the cutting edge of social media in health care, it took a British rock band to push the hospital from considering it to doing it, said Lee Aase, manager of syndication and social media, in a "View from the Top" address here at HIMSS...


August 17, 2010  11:07 AM

Mayo Clinic helps others develop social media strategy

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Mayo Clinic, social media

When it comes to social networking, few health care organizations have been as active as the Mayo Clinic, which recorded its first podcast five years ago and launched its Twitter account way back in 2008. Through its social media efforts,...


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