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Healthcare Social Media Week in Review: August 15th, 2012

This week in healthcare social media covered a variety of topics, but the chronic disease of diabetes, was very prominent.   We also take a look at The Healthcare Hashtag Project, social media policy, and a teaching social media to older physicians.

  • Dominic Tyer who runs the Digital Intelligence Blog which focuses on the digital side of pharmaceutical wrote an interesting article on the pharmaceutical company Sanofi, and how it’s tackling diabetes with social media.  Tyer interviews Dennis Urbaniak who is the head of Sanofi’s US diabetes business unit.  Sanofi, diabetes and social media
  • The Healthcare Hashtag Project has been picking up a great deal of steam.  Most Twitter users are aware of a few trending hashtags, but The Healthcare Hashtag Project is focused on the healthcare community as a whole.  The project is a database of applicable hashtags for the community to follow and engage with. The Healthcare Hashtag Project
  • Researchers at UC San Diego are in the trial stages of evaluating a new social media device for patients with diabetes.  The tool is called Wellaho and is geared towards individuals with type I and type II diabetes.  I’m looking forward to seeing how this HIPAA compliant tool pans out.  Social Networking Evaluated to Improve Diabetes Management
  • Brandon Chesnutt discusses a topic that bleeds into every business sector, Social Media Policy.  Chesnutt highlights three key elements that are often missing or overlooked in social media policy.  3 Key Elements Your Social Media Policy is Missing
  • An interesting article over at the Science Roll website discusses teaching social media to older physicians.  Dr. Bertalan Meskó points out an interesting Prezi course that breaks down healthcare social media.  Teaching Older Physicians About Social Media

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Stuart Wainstock is a former educator who has taught overseas and in the United States. Stuart began blogging while living overseas as a means to communicate with family and friends back home. He is a contributing author to the MDWebPro blog. Stuart is an avid follower of technology, and their constantly changing trends. He also enjoys discovering new and excited music, as well as photography. You can follow Stuart on Twitter @stuartwainstock,@MDWebPro and Google+

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