"Vitae Innovate (a UK-based organization dedicated to realizing the potential of research) recently published a comprehensive handbook on social media best practices and platforms for researchers and supervisors. The goal of this handbook is to assist researchers and their supervisors to adopt and use social media tools in the service of their research, and, in particular, in engaging in the discourse of research. The handbook presents an innovative suite of resources for developing and maintaining a social media strategy for research dialogues."
Social media terminology/definitions -- Starting a conversation with people -- Proof of concepts : the stats -- Overcoming barriers and risks -- Weblogs -- Microblogs -- Social networking sites -- Podcast -- The wiki -- Social news and bookmarking sites -- Creating a social media plan for your health organization -- A vision for the future.
Includes: Backgrounder on social media use -- Research methods -- Results: Potential applications, current uses, and utility of social media for health communication; "Infodemiology" and "Infoveillance"; Circumvention of advertising regulations through social media -- Feasibility -- Challenges/Pitfalls -- Summary -- Recommendations -- References.
Quality improvement and social media: what's the link? -- Emerging issues, activities and leading practices: 01) The general use of social media by healthcare organizations around the world; 02) Open directory of Canadian healthcare organizations using social media; 03) Patient engagement through social media: examining the Mayo Clinic; 04) Reputation and the social media; 05) Privacy and ethical issues in social media.
proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2012, and of the two workshops: Workshop on Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies (APHS 2012), and Workshop on Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications (IWAWPLC 2012), all held in Paris, France, in November 2012.
This is the global format of the world's first university elective course focusing on medicine and social media for medical and public health students (and anybody else who is interested in this area).