Alice Goes to Jacksonville: Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
What’s the Mayo Clinic Social Media Health Network?
I joked a lot about Alice in Wonderland this week as Katie Beth and I traveled to Jacksonville for the first meeting of the Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM). It was combined with a conference for members of Mayo Clinic’s new Social Media Health Network (SMHN). The SMHN provides instruction for the use of social media in the healthcare industry.
They lead their member organizations in the practical use of social media in medicine while upholding the philosophy of the Hippocratic Oath. The mission of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media from their about page: “Lead the social media revolution in health care, contributing to health and well being for people everywhere.” Visit that link to learn more.
This week’s conference included presentations and discussions, but it was nothing like attending ACR! SMHN attendees used laptops and smartphones to Tweet quotes and photos of the presentation in real time. Health Is Social created a transcript of the Tweets from the first two days of the SMHN conference that lets you share the experience.
You’ll be hearing more about MCCSM in the future and I’ll be sure to post some links to articles I write for their site.
What’s the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Advisory Board
This is a board that Mayo Clinic has put in place to offer support and advice to the SMHN through writing articles and speaking at meetings like these. If you use Twitter, you can follow the daily discussions using the hashtag #MCCSM.
I had the opportunity to speak to the about the RA Warrior community and my philosophy of using social media, especially Facebook. Most you know well the atmosphere of respect and generosity shown by RA Warrior members in comments, Facebook, and Twitter as we focus on providing accurate information in an encouraging and non-threatening way.
Now for the fun part! More pictures!
The most exciting thing about the trip was seeing what Meredith Gould refers to as “avatars come to life” as we got to know people that we had read about or chatted with online.
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