Social media tools are developing at pace and offer many ways to bring about change in health and care. This session provides a snapshot of the global work of innovators, clinicians, patients and digital collaborators who have shared their learning online and explored the possibilities to improve patient care.
Innovation happens through connecting ideas and people. Social media enables connection at scale, pace and by flattening hierarchies. The presenters offer their different narratives of change, how this resonates with their communities and highlight analytics that can be used. This is a whistle stop tour of social media innovation which starts with a simple idea and develops to healthcare change with impact.
We find out more about the successful ‘we community’ and how this has connected the disconnected. Understand how social media can offer opportunities for continuous professional development and free learning for clinicians and patients in partnership. Examples are explored around patients sharing their knowledge with a wider audience which includes other patients, clinicians, tech companies and developing new healthcare equipment for diabetes management.
The session looks at current social media research and data analytics, bringing these two areas into the spotlight and showing why social media is of value to individuals and organisations. Contribute to the session in advance and on the day by sharing your healthcare social media knowledge at #NHSTform1400
A full transcript of the session is available in the resources section.
14:00 - 15:00 GMT
patient care clinical care quality improvement social media healthcare social care learning blogs blogging twitter data Symplur we nurses diabetes technology research