Top U.S. Hospitals Are On Twitter

Twitter is a microblogging service where people answer the question "What are you doing?" via 140-character messages from their cellphone, laptop or desktop. Many companies have rapidly adopted Twitter as a way to communicate directly with their customers.

Hospitals are generally on the slower side of using the newer tools of information technology but 2 of the top 4 U.S. hospitals according to the US News & World Report are already on Twitter:

Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Cleveland Clinic CME Center opened a Twitter account yesterday @cleveclinic_cme

Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Mayo Clinic is already on Twitter @mayoclinic. I did not find Johns Hopkins, the top U.S. hospital overall according to US News&World Report

Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes The Johns Hopkins University is on Twitter @JohnsHopkins but not the hospital.

Ed Bennett
Ed_Bennett Just created @HospitalGroup an account that only follows official Hospital twitter accounts. Have 35 hospitals so far.

From Marc Needham: List of hospitals, health systems and healthcare organizations using Twitter:

Scripps Health, San Diego, CA:

UW Health, Madison, WI:

Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett County, GA:

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT:

Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX:

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN:

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN:

East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX:

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX:

University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN:

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE:

Sherman Health, Elgin, IL:

Memorial Healthcare, Owosso, MI:

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR:

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Jacksonville, FL:

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC:

MUSChealth, Charleston, SC:

OSU Medical Center, Columbus, OH:

American Red Cross:

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD:

American Public Health Association:

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society:

American Cancer Society:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

Related reading:
Selection of My Twitter Favorites
A Doctor's Opinion: Why I Started Microblogging on Twitter
List of hospitals, health systems and healthcare organizations using Twitter.
Scripps Health: Why Social Media Works
@HospitalGroup account only follows official hospital twitter accounts.
How are hospitals using Twitter....and is it really effective? Hospital Online Marketing Education.
A comprehensive list of U.S. Hospitals that use YouTube, Facebook , Twitter or Other Social Networks. Ed Bennett.
Map of U.S. Hospitals with Official Social Media Accounts

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