#HITsm and #hcsm Highlights Around Twitter – mHealth Lists

The #HITsm Chat was put on hold for another week, so here are some of of my favorite tweets I found by searching #HITsm and #hcsm on Twitter. I saw a lot of lists this week, and thought these were kind of interesting.

This is a good list to review, for anyone that is hoping to find an Internet-savvy doctor. Obviously, most people aren’t going to be close enough to see these doctors, but there are a lot of interesting stats about them, and how they have embraced the Internet and Social Media in their practices. There is a good variety of doctors here, from different specialties  If you follow very many doctors on Twitter, you’ll probably recognize at least a handful of these names.

If you are wary about mHealth, or having your doctor be on Twitter and Facebook this list might put your mind at ease. There are so many benefits to doctors and physicians creating a more Internet-friendly practice, and many of them are listed here. I love that the doctor’s offices and hospitals that my family use have really embraced mHealth, and after reviewing this list, I am starting to recognize all the benefits that come from this.  Personally, I really love being able to connect with our doctor offices on Facebook, as well as on a patient portal — I’ve been able to get answers from nurses quickly, rather than having to actually go in to the doctor.

Some interesting insights about how medical care is getting better and better…and of course, as this tweet mentions, Health Apps is on the list. I’m not surprised by that one bit.

And finally, here’s a great list of resources for those in the healthcare industry that are wanting to make the jump into social media. There is an eBook, case studies, top blog posts, and more. This is definitely a must-have list for any pratice wanting to get more involved.

Have a happy New Year, everyone! Be sure to check back next week (over at EMR and EHR) for the #HITsm highlights.