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    List of Twitter Chats for Good Health

    In recent week’s I’ve been participating in Twitter chats led by Dr. Richard Besser (@DrRichardBesser), the Chief Health and Medical Editor for ABC News. There is a different topic focus each week – Tuesday mornings at 10 am (PT) – our most recent being the solicitation of health advice via social media.  Twitter chats are a great example and, in fact there are a number of them to choose from, including:

    • #CancerChat – cancer, cancer patient, cancer survivor, Oncology
    • #co_health – employee wellness, workplace wellness
    • #eldercarechat – elder care, elderly, geriatric, senior
    • #hcsm – healthcare communication and social media
    • #HITsm – health information technology, Healthcare IT social media, HITECH, HL7, Meaningful Use
    • #homecarechat – home care
    • #hpm – hospice, hospice and palliative medicine, hospice and palliative medicine physician, palliative, palliative care, palliative medicine
    • #IVchat – infusion therapy, registered nurse, RN, vascular access
    • #MDchat – doctor, physician, physician chat session
    • #meded – doctor, medical education, physician
    • #mhsm – mental health, mental health social media
    • #RDchat – dietitian, nutrition
    • #rheum – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatologist, Rheumatology
    • #RNchat – nurse, registered nurse, Registered Nurse community
    • #socpharm – biotech, ePharma, pharma, pharmaceutical, pharmacuetical company, social media marketing in pharmaceuticals

    Thanks to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (@NAMIMass) for sharing these Twitter chats with me, the full list of which is posted here.

    Anyone can follow Twitter chats and, if you have a Twitter account, you can participate as well. The #abcDrBchat is a great place to start:

    WHAT: Twitter chat with ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser (and yours truly, among others)

    WHEN: Tuesday, 10 am (PT)

    HOW: Hashtag #abcDrBchat

    Simply search #abcDrBchat to follow the conversation and include the same in your tweet if you’d like to participate.

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