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#HealthXPH: Tweet Chat on Emerging Technologies and Social Media in Healthcare


I am passionate about the power of healthcare tweet chats – you can read why I think they are such a transformative modality in Can A Hashtag Change Healthcare?

One of my favorite chats is #HealthXPH, a twitter chat based in the Philippines. One of its founders, Dr Iris Thiele Isip Tan recently gave this talk at the Healthcare IT Philippines conference. It outlines the genesis and evolution of the #HealthXPH tweet chat, and for anyone interested in how healthcare chats work on Twitter, it’s a must-see presentation.

 

Posted in #HCSM, #hcsmbm

How Healthcare Professionals Can Improve Online Health Literacy

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Our next  HCSM Buddy Mentoring Twitter chat (#hcsmbm) takes place this Wednesday at 6 pm GMT (12pm CT, 10am PT, 1 pm ET).

Quick Reminder…

#Hcsmbm is about developing  a buddy mentoring system to help those who are in need of assistance to navigate social media sites for healthcare information.

Margaret Whitehead in the early 1990s wrote that:

Equity in health implies that ideally everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential and, more pragmatically, that no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this potential, if it can be avoided.*

We believe this now extends to access to online healthcare information and support.

We are grateful to Randy Chalfant  for providing the inspiration for this week’s chat, which will focus on how we can engage doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the discussion.

Randy points out that we all have individual needs when it comes to healthcare information, so this will be the point of focus of our first topic.

T1 How do we assess what a patient needs in terms of online healthcare information and support?

Health literacy is defined as the cognitive and social skills that determine a person’s motivation and ability to access, understand and use information in ways that maintain or enhance health. So our next topic for discussion will focus on motivation.

T2 How do we motivate patients to take an active role in their healthcare?

T3 How do we motivate HCPs to partner with patients in achieving their healthcare goals?

We will finish our discussion with some brainstorming.

T4 How can we help patients to access, understand and use online healthcare information and support to attain their full health potential.

We hope you will join us for this unique Twitter chat (hashtag #hcsmbm) and help us brainstorm ideas to get a HCSM Buddy Mentoring system off the ground.

Marie (@JBBC), Vanessa (@Irl4Livestrong),  Patty (@topsurf), Shu (@shumilne)

*Ref:  HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH EQUITY: Concepts and Measurement Annual Review of Public Health Vol. 27: 167-194

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Brainstorming Health Care Social Media Buddy Mentoring #hcsmbm

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I am excited to let you know about a Twitter chat on the topic of health care social media mentoring which is happening this Wednesday at 6 pm GMT (12 CST 11 ET 9 PST).

This week’s chat is intended primarily to be a brainstorming session to gauge the level of interest in developing a buddy mentoring system to help those who are in need of assistance to navigate social media sites for healthcare information.

To date suggestions have included:

  • a mentoring tweetchat (reverse of the traditional tweetchat where a moderator asks the specific questions), have those who need help with navigating sm sites ask the mentors in the chat questions.

  • Use tools such as google hangouts to share screens and help those ‘sm buddies’ learn the basics of twitter – to search hashtags, compile lists, advanced search and who to follow for their specific benefit and other sm sites.

It is hoped that Wednesday’s brainstorming Twitter chat will bring many more creative ideas  to the table.

The following are suggested points of conversation to get us started.

T1 What developmental opportunities would you like to see in a social media buddy mentoring system?

T2 Would a mentoring group on specific social media sites work to answer questions on demand?

T3 Would healthcare professionals be involved?

If you have any suggestions for further topics to include please leave a comment below.

We hope you will join us for this unique Twitter chat (hashtag #hcsmbm) and help us brainstorm ideas to get a HCSM Buddy Mentoring system off the ground.

Marie (@JBBC), Vanessa (@Irl4Livestrong),  Patty (@topsurf), Shu (@shumilne)