We welcomed a lot of first timers to the Health Care Social Media Australia and New Zealand (#hcsmanz) tweetup held tonight. The relevance and immediacy of the topic due to the floods in Queensland may have had something to do with it.
The use of social media in disseminating information and correcting rumours by the Queensland Police Service during the flooding in Queensland and particularly Brisbane was praised by all.
Here are links to the transcript of this evening’s tweetup and links posted during the discussion
Health Care Social Media Australia and New Zealand
is a discussion group of interested professionals working in the health sphere in Australia and New Zealand have commenced a weekly discussion group on Twitter looking at the issues of social media use in health care. The hash-tag #hcsmanz is used to view the conversation. At other times the hash-tag is used to identify material that may be interesting to those in the discussion group.
The tweetup is held each Sunday evening at 22:00NZ, 20:00AEDT, 19:00AEST, 19:30ACDT, 17:00AWST. Please come and join us.
If you wish to know more send a message to myself, Ed Butler or Ben Harris-Roxas or follow @hcsmanz on Twitter.
You can set up a hashtag #hcsmanz on your twitter-feed to follow and participate in the discussion and even subscribe to a “newspaper”, The #hcsmanz Daily to see the interesting links produced during the discussion.
There is a #hcsmanz page which shows the last 100 tweets and links to transcripts of each meeting.
We look forward to seeing you next week.