Category Archives: Social Media

The Top 10 HIMSS Blog Posts in 2014

During 2014 – on the HIMSS Blog – patient engagement, innovation and healthcare transformation led the content charge. Our top 10 list also includes posts on: interoperability, public policy, nursing informatics, mobile technologies, and social media. So, take a moment … Continue reading

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Social Health Communities: 4 Types to Consider to Engage Value

By Jon Mertz, Chair of the HIMSS Social Media Task Force and Vice President of Marketing, Corepoint Health. Follow Jon on Twitter@jonmertz Community used to be simple. It consisted by neighbors who participated in similar events. You met face-to-face or through … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm of Social Media – Consumerization of Healthcare

by: Catherine Costa, RN, MTM Remember when we thought mobile technology would never work in healthcare?  Cell phones were even forbidden in most care settings. Today, there are over 100,000 healthcare apps available; we have mobile-enabled our patient portals; and, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make ICD-10 Relatable to ANYONE during #NHITweek

Another National Health IT Week is nearly in the books! While the week’s festivities certainly brought about much needed conversation around the awareness, direction and vision for the future of health technology, the conversation doesn’t need to end on Sept. 19. Realizing … Continue reading

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Closing Out #NHITweek with the #HITsm Community

HIMSS and Health Standards are closing out the ninth annual National Health IT Week in style – and what better way to move the needle on health IT than a focused discussion on what’s working and what isn’t in health … Continue reading

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Social Media in Healthcare: The Patient’s Perspective

By Clarissa Schilstra The diagnosis of such a serious illness, whether it is acute like cancer or chronic like Type 1 diabetes, can leave a person feeling isolated and lost. You wonder why it has happened to you, and you … Continue reading

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Social Media in Healthcare—Recognizing Challenges and Providing Value

By Christina Thielst, MHA, FACHE Social technologies are becoming common tools in the business of healthcare. They have gone beyond marketing, public relations and branding functions and are more broadly being used for education, support, collaboration, communications, fundraising and engagement. More … Continue reading

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10 HIMSS Social Media Moments You Probably Liked, Shared or Retweeted in 2013

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 offers the excitement of new opportunities, we wanted to share our best social media moments made great by all of you. Be sure and share your favorite 2013 social media moments from … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Participate in National Health IT Week

The 8th Annual National Health IT Week is September 16-20, 2013, bringing together individuals and organizations around the country to share their passion and commitment to realizing the value of health IT. More than 360 organizations have signed on as … Continue reading

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The Blurry Lines Between Patients and Healthcare Social Media

by Deborah C. Wells, MS, CPHIMS, member, HIMSS e-Connecting with the Consumer Committee and HIMSS ACO Task Force; Co-chair HIMSS Enterprise HIE Toolkit Task Force, and Strategic Consultant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia We all know the convenience and ease of communication that cell … Continue reading

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