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Do’s & Don’ts For Growing Your Social Media Following

Social media is a great healthcare marketing strategy, but in order for it to be effective, you need to have an audience. We know that trying to increase your number of Twitter or Facebook followers can feel like an Everest climb, so we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts to help you gain…

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Gratitude: The Most Effective Social Media Practice

Ask one hundred people for the most important skill to develop in social media, and you may get one hundred different answers about everything from hashtag use to the best times of day to post.  I certainly have a long list of important skills I have learned from my #hcsm friends & mentors.  However, one thing…

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4 Ways You Can Build a Personal Learning Network on Twitter

One of the benefits of having an online presence is making connections with professionals from all over the world.  Many people consider Twitter as a way to comment on celebrities, or even as an always-on, instant newsfeed. For me it has another use: as a virtual Personal Learning Network that supports my professional learning and…

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Patient Voices: What Matters Most

(Big thanks to my friends Carrie Tompkins Stricker and Madelyn Trupkin Herzfeld for inviting me to guest post for the Carevive Systems blog.)   It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a healthcare social media evangelist. As clinicians, I think it’s essential that we develop digital competency, embrace social tools and participate in conversations online. One…

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Get Your #Hashtag On!

One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag, a topic with a hash symbol (“#”) at the start to identify it. Twitter hashtags like #NurseTechMonday or #NurseBlogLove help spread information on Twitter while also helping to organize it. The hashtag is a favorite tool of conferences and event…

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Teach A Nurse To Tweet

I believe mastering conversation strategies via social media is as essential to today’s clinical practice as our stethoscope and our brain. Why? The world of healthcare has amazing potential for using social media to reduce waste, improve efficiency, quickly share research and allow healthcare providers to share accurate info with patients and families! I’m a…

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