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Twitter, a microblogging social media platform, is being increasingly used in the healthcare realm for education, dissemination of medical literature and research, healthcare campaigns and engaging with peers for debate, collaboration and networking. This increased use of Twitter is particularly evident in the field of cardiology where twitter hashtags are [...]

By Hana Bangash • August 22, 2019
Medicine is one of the most regulated industries in the world, and it isn’t any wonder that physicians and scientists expect detailed guidelines for all aspects of their jobs! When it comes to social media, Mayo Clinic has guidelines for staff, but we haven’t developed tools to help researchers [...]
By Audrey Laine Seymour, Senior Communications Specialist • August 13, 2018
Mayo Clinic has uploaded more than 9,000 YouTube videos to its YouTube channel since its establishment in 2008. Despite new high-quality and timely videos regularly being uploaded, the video receiving the most views in a given week has lately been “New Route to the Heart - Mayo Clinic,” a [...]
By MakalaArce • July 12, 2018
A few weekends ago I was on comment monitoring duty for Mayo Clinic and started to see displeased tweets rolling in about a research study. Someone tweeted the following concern to about 18,000 Twitter followers: That tweet resonated with people, evidenced by 180 retweets and 147 likes. [...]
By MakalaArce • September 20, 2017
The promise of health-oriented social networks is to empower people and improve their health. PatientsLikeMe, an early leader in this field, also allows paying customers to learn from members’ online interactions. But it goes a step further by conducting its own human subjects research using the health [...]
By Matthew Katz, MD • September 9, 2011