Ruth Carlos, MD – Engaging Patients on Twitter

Bringing Patients into Tweet Chats

Engaging patients in health conversations is essential but do we know if they are active in social media? Today on Get Social Health my guest is Dr. Ruth Carlos.  She’s the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, as well as a professor of radiology at the University of Michigan.  In 2016 she led a team of researchers to study the impact of patients on a TweetChat. Their work won the 2016 Stanford Medicine X / Symplur Signals “Everyone Included Research Challenge.”  We’ll talk about her work getting patients engaged in healthcare via social media on Get Social Health.

Listen to the podcast or drop in at the time stamps below:

01:13  Introduction

02:53  Patient access

Symplur winner03:57  Patient comprehension of said access
05:24  Medicine X Challenge
06:52  Diving head first into Twitter chat
07:38  Twitter focus
08:54  Hey scientists! Use Twitter!
10:59  Curating Twitter
12:12  Medicine X Team, Assemble!
15:55  How we Medicine X’ed
16:40  Democracy of social media
18:26  What do you do with this information?
19:34  Social Media and Patient Education
21:51  Exciting publication
23:14  Patient-centered care, an annual event?
24:08  Layman accessibility
24:37  Engaging patients and perspective
26:32  Appreciation for accessibility
28:16  Personal academia
29:26  Machine learning in 2018
30:21  End
31:10  Social Media Tip – Mandi Bishop
31:54  Closing

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