What is #HCSM?
#HCSM is the hashtag for Healthcare Communications & Social Media, the first global healthcare Twitter conversation. Establish in January 2009, this chat has been held every Sunday since. The aim of this hashtag is to bring individuals together to discuss health care, communications and social media. Everyone is free to join the tweet chat – doctors, patients, communicators, for-profits, non-profits, hospitals, health systems and many more.
#HCSM is a global conversation, and currently has a number of geo-chapters including: #hcsmEU (Europe), #hcsmCA (Canada), #hcsmSE (Sweden), #hcsmASIA (Asia) and more.
With more than 27,9K followers, the Twitter account @HealthSocMed picks topics from contributor suggestions each week.
Social Media is constantly evolving, as is health care. Using a Tweet Chat is a great medium for patients, healthcare professionals and anyone else interested in Healthcare to keep up with new trends and insights.
As shown in this infographic, the conversation attracts a lot of participants every week. Comparing 2013 with 2014, it is clear that interest in the conversations has grown.
Want to join the online discussion? Simply follow the main hashtag #HCSM. We have even identified the top influencers to get you started…
– thebesian-veins* @notasmedicina > 940 mentions
– Zaire Ebolavirus @dasabuvir > 891 mentions
– Symplur Hashtags @healthhashtags > 352 mentions
– HCSM Asia @hcsmasia > 290 mentions
– Symplur @symplur > 274 mentions