October 02, 2009

To doctors and nurses: How are you using social media to communicate?

Via a Twitter update by Paul Gillin, I came across this posting through which I learned that 367 hospitals in the United States of America are now using one or more social media tools to reach out to their patients and other stakeholders.




Recently, I came across a couple of examples:

Example # 1
Ron Dixon, Massachusetts General Hospital:

"For the last four months of his life, I skyped with that patient every day."

Example # 2
At St. Luke’s Hospital in Iowa, USA, Twitter was used during surgery to keep, for example, family and friends informed and engaged during the process.

To doctors and nurses reading this: It would be great to hear from you how you are using social media tools to communicate with people.
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