The Enormous Power that Social Media Can Bring to Hospitals - More medical directors and doctors are saying hospitals must turn to social media – not just to help market and advertise their services, but to help further research on rare diseases. Russell Herder, Medical Director, Doc Transformers, Healthcare Topic, Rare Disease, Doctors Talk, Image Credit, Care System, Healthcare Social
Should doctors undergo a formal social media training program? The answer from Mayo Clinic is “yes.” The healthcare system’s social media training program, “Social Media Residency, will for the first time will be offered at another hospital. The program will be held at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City this June.
Nurses Share Insights into Social Media - Social media has changed the landscape in health care and it is a powerful and phenomenal platform to help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and connect with consumers and colleagues. Social media gives a voice to patients and consumers and it allows the conversation to get started. Nurses have the opportunity to engage with consumers and colleagues.
Patients and Community Engage Through Social Media - One of the most effective ways that we keep our patients and communities engaged is by using various forms of communications, including social media on a daily basis. Social media is the quickest, most convenient and viral way to spread our news.