Symplur joining Stanford Medicine X ’s Educational Grand Challenge on COPD
Starting today, Symplur will collaborate with Stanford Medicine X, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel on the 2019 Medicine X| CHANGE Educational Grand Challenge on COPD. Symplur is providing an exclusive COPD Social Media Dashboard as a tool for the participants in the grand challenge to help put change management into practice. These easy-to-use dashboards will uncover insights from open public social media conversations on COPD through access to the Healthcare Social Graph ®. Co-founder Audun Utengen will be on a Grand Challenge panel…ContinuedThe postSymplur joining Stanford Medi...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - September 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media #MedX COPD Grace Anne Dorney Koppel pulmonary rehabilitation Stanford Medicine X Ted Koppel Source Type: blogs

COPD and Early Diagnosis
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Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - September 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Shorts Source Type: blogs

COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
The following tweets contains various points of view from healthcare stakeholders on the pulmonary rehabilitation and COPD – Add yours! Join Stanford Medicine X Educational Grand Challenge on COPD. #medxThe postCOPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation appeared first onSymplur. (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - September 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Shorts Source Type: blogs

COPD and Stigma
The following tweets contains various points of view from healthcare stakeholders on the societal stigma of #COPD – Add yours! Join Stanford Medicine X Educational Grand Challenge on COPD. #medxThe postCOPD and Stigma appeared first onSymplur. (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - September 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Shorts Source Type: blogs

Doctors Up, Patient Advocates Down: Diverging ASCO Twitter Engagement
Doctors up, patient advocates down: diverging Twitter engagement at ASCO from 2015 to 2019.The postDoctors Up, Patient Advocates Down: Diverging ASCO Twitter Engagement appeared first onSymplur. (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - June 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Liza Bernstein Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media #asco19 #medtwitter Cancer doctor engagement healthcare conference patient engagement Source Type: blogs

Begging to Work for Free — Patient Advocates Speak Up
A tweetchat leads to an unprecedented, public discussion about the multi-faceted costs of patient advocacy and the concept of begging to work for free.The postBegging to Work for Free — Patient Advocates Speak Up appeared first onSymplur. (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - June 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Liza Bernstein Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media #bcsm Cancer patient advocacy healthcare conference healthcare innovation patient engagement patients Source Type: blogs

Radiation Oncology Tag Ontology: Collaborative Design Integrating Hashtags Across Cancer Care
In the five years since the patient-centered Cancer Tag Ontology (CTO) came into being, conversations about cancer on Twitter continue to grow. The Oncology Tag Ontology (OTO) was posted on Symplur in 2014 for providers and was broad rather than being specialty=specific. The CTO tags were first published in 2016 and are updated. Together, these tags have been used over 2 million times on Twitter. Radiation oncology is part of clinical oncology in many parts of the world and a…ContinuedThe postRadiation Oncology Tag Ontology: Collaborative Design Integrating Hashtags Across Cancer Care appeared first onSymplur. (Sour...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Matthew S. Katz, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Oncology ontology Radiation Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncology Tag Ontology Source Type: blogs

You can make a bigger difference in the world. Start online.
  Why should physicians bother with social media? How does social media work in healthcare? How should a doctor or healthcare organization get started? Can busy doctors use social media without investing lots of time and effort? What are best practices for doctors who want to build a successful online presence? Isn ’t it risky for medical professionals to be active online? What if I do something wrong? What is a digital footprint? Can I really influence how my practice or…ContinuedThe postYou can make a bigger difference in the world. Start online. appeared first onSymplur. (Source: Connecting the dots in...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - January 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Marjorie Stiegler MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media SocialRx The Social Prescription Source Type: blogs

Introducing Gastroenterology Tag Ontology
In 2016, the Gastroenterology Tag Ontology (GTO) was developed to better curate and co-localize academic discussion on Twitter, following the lead of our Urology, Radiology, and Hematology/Oncology colleagues at the time. A total of 9 leading GI, GI surgical societies, and 6 journals on Twitter at the time participated in generating a list of hashtags, see table below. These hashtags could be loosely categorized into 10 general gastroenterological subtopics including cancer-related, endoscopy, functional disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, liver, motility disorders,…ContinuedThe postIntroducing Gastroenterology T...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Austin Chiang MD MPH Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Gastroenterology Tag Ontology Source Type: blogs

New: Demo Symplur Signals Dashboard for Free
You’re now free to take a sneak peek at how Symplur Signals visualizes thousands of different healthcare conversations. Simply log in here with your free Symplur Account (or create a new one): https://dashboard.symplur.com/  At the moment we are demoing a couple of weeks of public #LCSM (Lung Cancer Social Media) conversations – one of our favorite communities. Our goal for this product is to strengthen the quiet voices in healthcare. And to get there we need both a willingness to…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media demo Healthcare Social Graph Symplur Signals Source Type: blogs

Introducing the AI-powered dashboard for Interventional Cardiology conversations
We believe (and our customers agree) that tools and services purpose-built for healthcare extract greater value than generic tools. We have been well rewarded for staying focused. Today, we are moving even closer to our customers and taking the next steps for even deeper focus. We are launching the first of several new products entirely centered on a single aspect of healthcare. Together with many stakeholders in interventional cardiology, we have built an expert-curated collection of real-time insights from social…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - November 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media healthcare social media analytics interventional cardiology Source Type: blogs

Leveraging Hashtags in Academic Surgery
Are you an academic surgeon on Twitter? Are you leveraging hashtags effectively? Few people gave much thought to the hashtag or pound sign (#) until the advent of Twitter. If you are not comfortable utilizing hashtags that are popular in your specialty, you aren ’t using Twitter to your full professional advantage. A Twitter hashtag is created by adding “#” in front of any word or string of words. Twitter hyperlinks all hashtags, so clicking on a hashtag allows quick access…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Heather Logghe, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Surgery Source Type: blogs

Who should be included in health care conferences?
Patients, when represented as event stakeholders, generate richer conversation and wider dissemination of information on the social web, a new Medicine X study shows. It was June 2016, and Audun Utengen and Larry Chu were in Washington where Medicine X was co-hosting a workshop as part of President Obama ’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The focus was on patient-centered research, and the two kept hearing the same frustration aired by participants: Why are health care conferences generally accessible only to stakeholders from…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - September 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Julia James Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media epatients Everyone Included Healthcare Social Media Research Journal of Medical Internet Research Stanford Medicine X Source Type: blogs

Pharma Engagements with Patients and Doctors at ASCO
The stakeholder group in healthcare that has been the most reluctant to adopt and to engage on social media is arguably pharma. Cultural and regulatory concerns have long delayed their entry. Today, much has changed and each year we’re seeing more and smarter behavior by pharma on social media. Their presence is welcome, patients have long asked for pharma to become part of the conversations and listen to what they have to share. But this is a learning process for…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - June 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media AbbVie ASCO Astellas AstraZeneca Bristol-Myers Squibb Eli Lilly Genentech Merck Novartis Pharma Social Media Roche Sanofi Source Type: blogs

Introducing Hematology Tag Ontology
The Hematology Tag Ontology (HTO, Table 3) is presented here to help organize social media content of interest to hematologists and with some overlap with the CTO and OTO as well as newly devised content. (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Hematology Hematology Tag Ontology Source Type: blogs

Urology Tag Ontology – 2017 Update
The social media platform Twitter has had an invigorating impact on communication between urological healthcare professionals by enabling rapid and global information exchange.1, 2 Prime examples of Twitter use in Urology are online discussions at global conferences with more than 15,000 tweets at the #EAU16 and #AUA16 annual meetings. Indeed, urology ’s engagement with social media has outpaced adoption from other specialties with Twitter traffic at meetings more than tripling the activity seen at all non-urological surgical conferences combined.3 Due to…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare so...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Hendrik Borgmann Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Urology Urology Social Media Urology Tag Ontology Source Type: blogs

New Tool: Healthcare Hashtag Finder
Have you ever needed a super simple and fast way to find the right health hashtag for an article you want to share? We just built the solution. And it’s free. How does it work? One click in your browser, type in a health term, boom! By creating this tool, we hope  to make it easier to navigate the over 12,000 health hashtags. It works great on mobile too, you can even add it as a web app to your home screen. …Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Hashtag Lookup Healthcare Hashtag Finder Healthcare Hashtag Project Symplur Account Source Type: blogs

Submit a proposal for the 2017 Stanford Medicine X | Symplur Everyone Included ™ Research Challenge
Symplur and  Stanford Medicine X are welcoming proposals for our third annual research challenge until March 1 at 5 p.m.   Can a virtual hashtag create a real community? Damian Roland, MD, wasn ’t certain. He’d been tracking #FOAMed—short for Free Open Access Medical Education—since it debuted on Twitter in 2012. Through it, he read other health care providers’ posts on everything from specialized procedures to rare causes of patient deaths. But he didn’t have a way to measure how broad its impact…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - January 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Larry Chu, MD, MS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Everyone Included Healthcare Social Media Research Stanford Medicine X Source Type: blogs

Medicine X | Symplur research winner shows value medical journal received when patients are engaged
The internet has revolutionized every corner of the publishing world. Every corner, that is, except for medical journals, says Dr. Ruth Carlos, deputy editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Journals like hers are full of cutting edge information, Dr. Carlos says, but are often inaccessible to the patients who could benefit most from them. How, she wonders, can medical journals harness social media to reach people? That curiosity led Dr. Carlos and a team of other…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - January 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Larry Chu, MD, MS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Cardiology Healthcare Social Media Research medical journals Stanford Medicine X Source Type: blogs

Medicine X | Symplur research winner shows value medical journal received when patients are engaged
By  Jocelyn Wiener The internet has revolutionized every corner of the publishing world. Every corner, that is, except for medical journals, says Dr. Ruth Carlos, deputy editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Journals like hers are full of cutting edge information, Dr. Carlos says , but are often inaccessible to the patients who could benefit most from them. How, she wonders, can medical journals harness social media to reach people? That curiosity led Dr. Carlos and a team…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - January 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Larry Chu, MD, MS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Cardiology Healthcare Social Media Research medical journals Stanford Medicine X Source Type: blogs

New resource for research in healthcare social media – #hcsmR
For all you researchers out there, we’ve just launched  a new project in collaboration with Stanford Medicine X to further research in healthcare social media. What we have created is a public hub for all things healthcare social media research and Symplur. Here you will find: A searchable database of published journal articles in healthcare social me dia An email signup for receiving updates on newly published research Information about past and future opportunities for you with Stanford Medicine X| Symplur Signals…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - January 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Healthcare Social Media Research Stanford Medicine X Source Type: blogs

Tweeting the Meeting: Twitter Use at The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting 2013-2016
There is a growing interest in documenting the use of Twitter at medical meetings. “Tweeting the meeting” has many benefits, including enhancing the educational experience of meeting attendees, disseminating content to those not in attendance (physicians, patients, general public and the media), and increasing the visibility of the medical organization. While still seen by man y as frivolous, an increasing number of physicians and organizations understand the real value that comes from an active social media presence during conferences. We recently…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare soc...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - October 17, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Deanna J. Attai, M.D., F.A.C.S. Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media American Society of Breast Surgeons healthcare conference healthcare social media analytics patient participation Source Type: blogs

A Day at the White House – Taking Patient Partnerships Further
A couple of months ago Symplur was invited to the White House for a workshop dedicated to engaging participants as partners in research. Since that awesome day we’ve  been working with patients, providers, designers and other stakeholders to make some of our ideas happen. We’re now ready to announce a few of the many things we’re going to launch as a result of the White House day of listening and co-creating. And it’s building on the effort of many to st rengthen voices…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - October 5, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media co-creation Everyone Included healthcare conferences Healthcare Social Media Research patient partnership precision medicine Stanford Medicine X White House Source Type: blogs

Stanford Medicine X and Symplur announce an Everyone Included ™ social media research challenge
Stanford Medicine X and Symplur are pleased to announce a joint initiative designed to spark scholarly research activity in healthcare social media. The Stanford Medicine X| Symplur Everyone Included ™ Research Challenge seeks to encourage all health care stakeholders to collaborate on health care social media research. Submissions close on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 5 PM PST.  Why ask questions about health care social media? Social media use in health care and medicine has transformed how stakeholders discuss problems…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 20, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Larry Chu, MD, MS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Healthcare Social Media Research Stanford Medicine X Stanford University Source Type: blogs

Stanford Medicine X and Symplur announce an Everyone Included ™ social media research challenge
Stanford Medicine X and Symplur are pleased to announce a joint initiative designed to spark scholarly research activity in healthcare social media. The Stanford Medicine X & #124; Symplur Everyone Included ™ Research Challenge seeks to encourage all health care stakeholders to collaborate on health care social media research. Submissions close on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 5 PM PST. & #160; Why ask questions about health care social media? Social media use in health care and medicine has transformed how stakeholders discuss problems & #8230; Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 20, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Larry Chu, MD, MS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Healthcare Social Media Research Stanford Medicine X Stanford University Source Type: blogs

Stanford Medicine X and Symplur announce an Everyone Included™ social media research challenge
Stanford Medicine X and Symplur are pleased to announce a joint initiative designed to spark scholarly research activity in healthcare social media. The Stanford Medicine X | Symplur Everyone Included™ Research Challenge seeks to encourage all health care stakeholders to collaborate on health care social media research. Submissions close on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 5 PM PST.   Why ask questions about health care social media? Social media use in health care and medicine has transformed how stakeholders discuss problems … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 20, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Larry Chu, MD, MS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Healthcare Social Media Research Stanford Medicine X Stanford University Source Type: blogs

Social Media Pharma Company of the Year
Measuring influence – how we used the Healthcare Social Graph® Score to determine PM Society’s Digital Awards winner The PM Society’s 2016 Digital Awards took place last month in London, and we were again asked to do the analysis and present the winner of the Social Media Pharma Company of the Year award. In o rder for a company to have an effective social media presence it must know where the relevant conversations are taking place, the style of messaging that resonates among…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 11, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media AbbVie Bayer Boehringer Healthcare Social Graph Novartis Pfizer Pharma Social Media PM Society Source Type: blogs

Social Media Pharma Company of the Year
Measuring influence – how we used the Healthcare Social Graph® Score to determine PM Society’s Digital Awards winner The PM Society’s 2016 Digital Awards took place last month in London, and we were again asked to do the analysis and present the winner of the Social Media Pharma Company of the Year award. In order for a company to have an effective social media presence it must know where the relevant conversations are taking place, the style of messaging that resonates among … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - May 11, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media AbbVie Bayer Boehringer Healthcare Social Graph Novartis Pfizer Pharma Social Media PM Society Source Type: blogs

Introducing the Cardiology Hashtag Ontology
The aim of the Cardiology Hashtag Ontology  is to coalesce and codify common themes used in the cardiovascular social media community. With such a burgeoning social media presence in cardiovascular diseases, yet with such diverse terms and phrases for similar entities, this project should focus the energy and improve communication throughou t the cardiovascular community. Here, we provide an initial list of hashtags incorporating some of the most common items encountered by patients and providers, in hopes that this dynamic collection will…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - April 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: R. Jay Widmer, MD/PhD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Cardiology Cardiology Hashtag Ontology Source Type: blogs

Introducing the Cardiology Hashtag Ontology
The aim of the Cardiology Hashtag Ontology is to coalesce and codify common themes used in the cardiovascular social media community. With such a burgeoning social media presence in cardiovascular diseases, yet with such diverse terms and phrases for similar entities, this project should focus the energy and improve communication throughout the cardiovascular community. Here, we provide an initial list of hashtags incorporating some of the most common items encountered by patients and providers, in hopes that this dynamic collection will … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - April 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: R. Jay Widmer, MD/PhD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Cardiology Cardiology Hashtag Ontology Source Type: blogs

Twitter: The Future of Clinical Trial Recruitment
The views expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and do not necessarily reflect those of any of my current or past employers. I recently wrote about how hard it is to communicate about cancer, if you are a patient, doctor, caregiver or even a professional communicator.   The topic is difficult, the terminology is confusing, patients can get “chemo brain” and have problems processing information. And still in many cases, people don’t talk about cancer freely – at…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 21, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mark Story Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Clinical Trials Source Type: blogs

Twitter: The Future of Clinical Trial Recruitment
The views expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and do not necessarily reflect those of any of my current or past employers. I recently wrote about how hard it is to communicate about cancer, if you are a patient, doctor, caregiver or even a professional communicator.  The topic is difficult, the terminology is confusing, patients can get “chemo brain” and have problems processing information. And still in many cases, people don’t talk about cancer freely – at … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 21, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mark Story Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Clinical trial recruitment Clinical Trials Source Type: blogs

Introducing the Pathology Hashtag Ontology
The past two years have seen an explosion in the amount of pathology content being tweeted and in the number of pathologists active on Twitter.   Pathology is perhaps even more suited to Twitter than many other medical fields because for most pathologists, the bulk of our daily work revolves around the interpretation of images for the diagnosis of human disease. Twitter allows us to easily share images of amazing cases with one another, an d we can also discuss new controversies,…Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 11, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jerad M. Gardner, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Pathologist Pathology Source Type: blogs

Introducing the Pathology Hashtag Ontology
The past two years have seen an explosion in the amount of pathology content being tweeted and in the number of pathologists active on Twitter.  Pathology is perhaps even more suited to Twitter than many other medical fields because for most pathologists, the bulk of our daily work revolves around the interpretation of images for the diagnosis of human disease. Twitter allows us to easily share images of amazing cases with one another, and we can also discuss new controversies, … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 11, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jerad M. Gardner, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Pathologist Pathology Source Type: blogs

Tweeting for the Greater Good – How #SPSM Makes a Difference
A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine stated that Charlie Sheen’s HIV-positive disclosure “corresponded with the greatest number of HIV-related Google searches ever recorded in the United States.” For better or worse, celebrity health news has the potential to create more awareness for a given condition than the most carefully planned outreach campaigns by respected health organizations. The term “15 minutes of fame”, it seems, may be applied to more than just a passing fad or Internet meme – … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - March 11, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Christopher Snider Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media #spsm robin williams suicide Suicide Prevention Source Type: blogs

Five Reasons Transform 2015 Will Change the Way You See Innovation in Health Care
Future improvements in the U.S health care system will come from individuals, not large institutions or systems, as the barrier to knowledge and technology becomes nearly erased. What does that mean for the future of health care, and what do we do to embrace this shift in culture and health? The answer: Transform 2015, a three-day conference that will take place Sept. 30–Oct. 2 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester and showcase individuals who are taking charge of their health, and … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - August 26, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrew Montpetit Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION innovation Mayo Clinic Source Type: blogs

The Urology Tag Ontology Project
Urologists have been on the forefront of harnessing Social Media for professional use. Urological Organizations and Journals have used Social Media to lower barriers for information dissemination [1,2] [3] [4].   Meanwhile, Social Media engagement at Urological meetings has been used to augment the experience of attendees and allow remote “attendance” for those not able to physically be present at the meetings [5,6].  Academic exchange through a formal Twitter-based Journal Club on the #urojc hashtag has enjoyed international participation [7].  … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in ...
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - August 10, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter Urologists Urology Urology Social Media Urology Tag Ontology Project Source Type: blogs

Doing Research in Healthcare Social Media
All of us want to make healthcare better. We believe that better healing models can be created from better understanding. Better understanding comes from the processing of knowledge, and knowledge is based on data. A small but growing piece of this data comes from healthcare conversations taking place on social media. A willingness to listen is all that is required for the process of improvement to begin. Without a willingness to listen, the connecting of dots, the creation of relationships, … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - July 13, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Audun Utengen Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter Healthcare Social Media Research Stanford Medicine X Source Type: blogs

Symplur Signals for the Patient Community – Starting a New Conversation
I first approached Tom and Audun about working together with the hopes of highlighting various patient communities, validating efforts of patient community collaboration, and using data to support the narrative that the patient voice is unique, and must be respected. What evolved from those initial talks was the idea of building a community around data. Specifically, starting a new conversation with the online patient community about the data they are generating every day, every hour, and exploring how they might … Continued (Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur)
Source: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media – Symplur - July 7, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Christopher Snider Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter patient community patients Symplur Signals Source Type: blogs

Looking Forward to Looking Back – How Do Patient Communities Approach New Year’s Goals?
The coming of a new year is an opportunity to set new goals, make new year’s resolutions, and approach new tasks with vigor and enthusiasm. I know for some, it might mean getting back on track with an exercise program or starting that book that has seen more procrastination than pages completed. But right now I’m most interested in how various patient communities collectively approach the new year. Are goals and resolutions actively discussed? If so, are these new year’s goals collaborative or individual? How do these discussions occur in various communities? Are there any trends that can be observed by l...
Source: Fox ePractice - January 27, 2015 Category: Health Managers Authors: Christopher Snider Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter #bcsm #btsm #medpsych dsma hcldr hcsm hcsmca hpm lcsm new years goals new years resolutions tweetchat Source Type: blogs

Radiology Hashtag Ontology Project
Social media’s influence in healthcare is in its infancy.  More and more patients are using social platforms to learn about diseases, find patients/groups with similar ailments, and engage healthcare professionals who may be able to provide information that complements traditionally available content generated by large, branded online health-information resources. Professionals – from nurses, physicians, and advanced providers – are increasingly using social media to discuss research, policy, and practice-management issues with colleagues. Finally, social platforms are also seeing accelerated use by ...
Source: Fox ePractice - January 24, 2015 Category: Health Managers Authors: Matt Hawkins, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Radiology Radiology Tag Ontology Source Type: blogs

The Oncology Tag Ontology: Professional–Centered Collaboration and Networking
Just a little bit over a year ago, Symplur shared the Cancer Tag Ontology (CTO), a set of disease-specific hashtags to help connect people interested in specific types of cancer. Used on Twitter, the CTO tags have been helpful to start curating and sharing health information.  Many people and organizations are now using them. Health care professionals should have their own tags to connect, too. While doctors, nurses and other professionals do use the CTO tags, ultimately they are patient-centered.  These disease-oriented tags don’t focus on the interests and needs of people who dedicate their careers to can...
Source: Fox ePractice - December 22, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Matthew S. Katz, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter ASCO Cancer Cancer Tag Ontology National Cancer Institute Oncology Tag Ontology Source Type: blogs

A Closer Look: Did #wddchat14 Feature the Whole World?
The objective of this chat was to have 24 moderators host 24 topics from 12:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 14 to 12:00 a.m. EST on Friday, November 15. Obviously the expectation that a single person would participate in the entire day-long conversation is unrealistic – after all, we have lives to lead. But, in theory, a chat taking place over the course of a 24-hour window should provide everyone, across the world, an opportunity to participate is one worth pursing. And for the sake of this blog post, it’s one worth investigating. Is it possible to host a truly worldwide conversation on Twitter? Do certain c...
Source: Fox ePractice - December 15, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Christopher Snider Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter #wddchat14 Diabetes diabetes advocacy tweetchat World Diabetes Day Source Type: blogs

SC CTSI Teams Up with Symplur to Introduce Researchers to the Power of Social Media Data
This article written by Paul Karon was first published at SC CTSI SC CTSI is part of the 62-member Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) network funded through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the NIH (Grant Number UL1TR000130). Under the mandate of “Translating Science into Solutions for Better Health,” SC CTSI provides a wide range of resources, services, funding, and education for researchers and promotes online collaboration tools such as USC Profiles. (Source: Fox ePractice)
Source: Fox ePractice - December 11, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Symplur Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter academic research Healthcare Social Media Research SC CTSI Translational Science University of Southern California USC Source Type: blogs

CDC, Ebola & Tweet Chats: was this venue a success?
In our previous post we discussed how Ebola had been emerging as a topic of discussion on social media, and how the conversation was actually dwindling as the number of lives being claimed by the virus grew.  That trend has certainly changed given a series of events resulting in cases popping up in a number of other countries.  The graph below provides an update that clearly shows the now surging conversation on several Ebola related hashtags. What’s more, aside from hashtag usage, the keyword “Ebola” has gone from being used in about 100,000 tweets per day to pretty consistently over 1,000,00...
Source: Fox ePractice - October 12, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Thomas M. Lee, B.S., NHA Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter analytics CDC Ebola government WHO Source Type: blogs

Ebola on social media shows some revealing insights
Ebola.  Just the word by itself instills fear.  But in some corners of our shared planet it presents itself as an all too real horror that invades communities, neighborhoods, and families.  As this crisis has been unfolding, we at Symplur have been following the same news reports that all of you have with regards to the spread of this disease, the increasing death toll, and concerns of containment. We’ve also been following Ebola through the unique lens that healthcare social media provides.  On July 28, 2014 the current Ebola outbreak hit the mainstream news in the U.S.  That morning Symplur...
Source: Fox ePractice - September 29, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: Thomas M. Lee, B.S., NHA Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media Newsletter Ebola healthcare social media analytics Source Type: blogs