Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:

Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads

Is It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? - Apparently, yes, it works.

Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. - Twitter is an excitable medium

Naturally Occurring Peer Support through Social Media - Study of Individuals with Mental Illness Using YouTube

Online Mate-Retention Tactics on Facebook Are Associated With Relationship Aggression (study)

Wikipedia Emerges as Trusted Internet Source for Ebola Information

Reputation only: US News & World Report will use Doximity as sole source for physician surveys for "Best Hospitals"

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It - mobile users spend 86% of their time on apps and only 14% on the Web - WSJ

Blogging References for ACR 2014 Social Media Bootcamp

A quick list to Social Media Guidelines for Medics: take your pick

Improving your account security - advice from Google engineer Matt Cutts

How to active Find my iPad/iPhone -- Find my Android device

We found a way how not to use social media, if you run a medical journal

Make social media promotion a "standard of care." Here's how you prove it: Create social media posts for a study and include shortened links. Count the clicks on those links. If that number is greater than zero, the post increased article readership.

The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes and RSS subscriptions. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases at and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Cycle of Online Information and Physician Education (click here to enlarge the image).

Duty calls. Image source:, Creative Commons license.

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