List of 20 Excellent Social Media Networking Resources

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social media networking is in its infancy which causes hesitation for some doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and organizations.

Social media networking is not just for marketing and product placement.  It’s a place to champion your cause, raise awareness of health issues and help educate patients and health care consumers with accurate and trustworthy information.

It allows health care professionals and organizations to connect and engage with the community and their colleagues.

Social media networking has changed the landscape of health care today.

There are many informative resources to help navigate the social media networking maze.  Below  are some very informative resources to help guide you.

20 Excellent Social Media Networking Resources for Health Professionals

  1. AMA Policy: Professionalism in the Use of Social Media
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit
  3. Cleveland Clinic Social Media Policy
  4. David Harlow, Esq. – HealthBlawg
  5. Deloitte – Social Networks in Health Care: Communication, collaboration and insights
  6. Healthworkscollective
  7. Healthin30/Social Media | Social Networking
  8. Found in Cache – Hospital Social Network List – Ed Bennett
  9. IBM Social Computing Guidelines
  10. Intel Social Media Guidelines
  11. Kaiser Permanente Social Media Policy
  12. KevinMD
  13. Lee Aase
  14. Mashable
  15. Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  16. New AMA Policy Helps Guide Physicians’ Use of Social Media
  17. Pew Internet & American Life Project, August 26, 2011
  18. Social Media Governance
  19. Social Media Today
  20. Web 2 0 Governance Policies and Best Practices

[Follow the #hcsm on Twitter for an assortment of valuable health care social media information.]

Your turn

What resources do you use to help you navigate social media networking?  We would love to hear from you.

As always, thank you for your time.

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    Barbara, this is a wonderful set of resources … I’ll be sharing it with colleagues and clients alike.  Another that I’ve referred to many times comes from Amber Naslund:

    Thanks for sharing!

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