Tag Archives: #hcsm

Thankful for…[insert answer here]…

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US – time for turkey, football, family and friends. As is tradition on HCLDR, we are helping to celebrate this holiday by having our annual chat where we say “Thanks” and reflect on the past year. Given that we are nearing the end of a decade, I thought it would […]

Healthcare Social Media 2019

Blog post by Colin Hung This week on #hcldr we are going to revisit an always-popular chat topic – social media. Using social media to connect, stay informed and find professional opportunities is second nature to members of the #hcldr and other online communities (#pinksocks, #HITSM, #bcsm, #HITMC, etc). We have all drank the proverbial […]

Healthcare + Twitter

Blog post by Colin Hung Have we past the Twitter peak? Is Twitter in decline? These were the questions that John Lynn @techguy and I recently debated. We were talking about how each of us were doing more and more outside of Twitter (like Blabs, podcasts and videos) and I made the comment that Twitter […]

Looking Back in order to Look Ahead

Blog post by Colin Hung Our next #hcldr chat on Tuesday December 23rd, will be the final one for 2014. There will not be a chat on December 30th – we’re taking a one week break. 🙂 For our final 2014 chat, I think it is appropriate to ask the wonderful #hcldr community for thoughts, […]

Online Is Just Courtship…

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe In my earlier days of social media (specifically #hcsm -healthcare social media) I felt that extending the healthcare information reach implied further engagement ONLINE. After all, with so many edifying healthcare tweet chats, a plethora of compelling healthcare conferences, multiple supportive and informative patient/disease chats, and a virtual banquet of […]

#IceBucketChallenge – A Triumph for healthcare social media?

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past few weeks it’s been impossible to ignore the Ice Bucket Challenge (#IceBucketChallenge). Celebrities, friends and family have all been doused with freezing water in an effort to raise awareness and donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Thousands and thousands of ice […]

Are social media relationships different? Implications for patients?

Blog post by Colin Hung A friend of mine who is not active on social media recently asked me a question that took me a long time to answer – Are social media relationships different than other relationships? It was a fascinating question and one that I had not given a lot of thought to. […]

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to Health Literacy – March 4th Tweetchat

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week I had the privilege of attending #HIMSS14 – the annual conference that focuses on innovation in healthcare IT. HIMSS14 was the largest in HIMSS history with over 38,000 attendees and 1,200+ vendors in the exhibit hall. During the conference I had the chance to meet many friends, collaborators […]

Nov 19th Chat – Disclosures for Tweet Chats – The Good, Bad and Ugly

Intro by Colin Hung This week on #HCLDR, we are excited to welcome Matthew Katz (@subatomicdoc) and Patricia Anderson (@pfanderson) as guests. Matthew has been working on an interesting initiative called #HLTHTOP – where tweets and other resources are categorized so that it is easier for patients, caregivers, providers and researchers to find information. The […]

Oct 22nd Chat – Maintaining our Focus in a Digitally Distracting world

A post by Lisa Fields I can still hear my mother saying to my sister and I when we were young,“Girls, enough is enough.” Usually she would say this after we’d been singing at the dinner table too long or after pestering her to buy us candy. My mother is a wise woman because sometimes […]