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 4-5 weeks:

Twitter and Facebook: Potentially inappropriate attitudes towards professionalism were found among pharmacy students

Harnessing the cloud of patient experience: using social media to detect poor quality healthcare

Social media and you: what every physician needs to know - J Med Pract Manage.

How to Get RSS Feeds for Twitter

Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technologies to Improve Health Care Service: Not much benfit

Blogosphere is crowded. Every minute of the day, 347 WordPress users publish a new blog post

"You’re either living your life or reading Facebook. FB would surely prefer those to be one and the same."

"Big Data" for Global Infectious Disease Surveillance - Free dynamic risk maps

Medicine videos by Khan Academy -- including some detailed, system-based ones, e.g. Lungs

MCAT Video Competition - How to Make a Khan Academy Video

Has Twitter Changed? Remember when Twitter was a great place to have conversations?

Practice Fusion Launches Doctors Appointment And Reviews Site: "Patient Fusion"

How To Backup Your Online Content by @grahamwalker

How useful is YouTube in learning heart anatomy? Only 294 videos (out of 55,000) qualified for further analysis

Practical Guidance: The Use of Social Media In Oncology Practice (free full text)

Social Media Use in Medical Education: review of 14 studies: there was only 1 randomized controlled trial

So far this year, over 400 healthcare conferences have registered their hashtag with Symplur. It’s an amazing number. Healthcare Conferences on Twitter: more virtual participants than participants physically present at the location

Predicting national suicide numbers with social media data

52% of plastic surgeons feel that social media are an effective marketing tool for increased exposure and referrals

Quantifying collective attention from tweet stream - PLoS study

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

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