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How Caregivers Can Use Social Media Christy Rakoczy

October 22nd, 2013 | 1

Social Media Logotype BackgroundIn an age in which the internet is such a core part of individuals’ lives from news media consumption to information finding to interpersonal interaction, it is difficult to think of a way in which the internet cannot be used to aid in virtually any search for data or support. Caregivers, in particular, can highly benefit from the use of the internet, particularly in terms of social media, to find helpful tips and support to aid them during what can be a challenging time. By connecting with other caregivers or networks that can provide information, caregivers can enrich themselves and improve their ability to care for loved ones as well as find what they need to fulfill the support they need emotionally.

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4 Reasons Why Healthcare Can’t Afford to be Antisocial Christy Rakoczy

August 5th, 2013 | 2

SocialMediaFrom Facebook to Twitter and Pinterest to LinkedIn, everyone is quite literally all atwitter about social media. Why? It is not just to learn about how to create a great tablescape for your next dinner party, or to see the pictures from last week’s birthday party. It is, in fact, because these sites are the newest and greatest marketing tools and they are right at everyone’s fingertips.

Those in healthcare and medicine have largely avoided social media. This is the greatest mistake any organization in any industry can make. Healthcare organizations should, and must, start using social media in order to become a part of the current conversations and to start new ones. Without a social media presence an organization may as well not exist. Those shunning social media as a marketing tool are missing out on the very best way to make their organizations well known and to create a positive online presence and public perception.

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Infusing Technology into Discharge Planning Gabby Mujal

July 1st, 2013 | 0

twchatLast Thursday’s #dpcomm integrated insightful questions and comments by @OpenPlacement and social worker @EBelluomini. The chat examined the intersection between technology and discharge planning and ways for the two may be inextricably and successfully linked.

@EBelluomini offered websites, apps, and tools available for both discharge case managers and patients. Patients with dialysis, for example, may explore this link. This app combines engaging activities for patients to use while receiving dialysis treatments. iTunes also offers an app known as COPD Tracker to help patients manage their health condition. Another tool mentioned by Ellen was Central Logic Connect, a patient discharge software that allows a case manager to follow up with patients at home and offers discharge recommendations. You may find more information here.

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#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Gabby Mujal

June 28th, 2013 | 2

opFFThis week we continue our segment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement FollowFriday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. These twitter accounts are all patients with a voice for great causes and have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, and peer support. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts. If we missed out on any influential leaders or you think you might be a healthcare sleeping giant, let us know in the comments or tweet us @OpenPlacement. Accounts will be reviewed and vetted for appropriate content and stay tuned for future #OPFollowFriday’s.

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#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Ninette Tan

June 21st, 2013 | 0

opFFThis week we continue our segment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement FollowFriday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. These twitter accounts are all standout nonprofits for great causes and have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, and peer support. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts.

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#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Ninette Tan

June 14th, 2013 | 5

opFFThis week we continue our segment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement Follow Friday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. We have a special edition of a group of female leaders in healthcare who have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, peer support and much more. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts.

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#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Ninette Tan

June 7th, 2013 | 1

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This is our first installment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement Follow Friday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. These select individuals, companies and organizations have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of digital health, hospital and after care, care transition and peer support. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts.

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Tweet the Change You Want to See: Health Care Reform on Twitter Christy Rakoczy

April 2nd, 2013 | 2

HealthTweetI participated in a Symplur chat with the hashtag #SOSeniors held by Save Our Seniors (@SaveSeniors).  The discussion revolved heavily around allocation of government funding and support for long-term care programs as well as a call to action by patient advocates.

Symplur is a company dedicated to connecting individuals to the latest trends in healthcare and health technology. Their healthcare hashtag project has tackled the issue of complexity and variation in hashtags that may confuse people. Working on a unified hashtag topic grants access for providers and other interested parties to discuss in a shared space (conversing under the same hashtag). The diversity in participants is what draws a healthcare provider like myself to these chats. Patients and healthcare providers or organizations gather to discuss ways of reforming healthcare practice. A schedule of the current chats can be found here.

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