Ed Bennett

Health IT

Mayo Clinic looks to train other hospitals in social-media use

Mayo Clinic has created a social media center that will train other hospitals in the use of social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Mayo is billing the new venture as “a first-of-its-kind social media center focused on healthcare,” according to a statement from Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo. Mayo has proven itself to be perhaps […]

Health IT

Hospitals have found Twitter. Should we be afraid?

Despite being notoriously privacy conscious, a trickle of health-care systems are venturing with new-media vigor onto Facebook, Twitter and other social media applications. For the moment, it’s a pretty mundane excursion. But is America – or American health care, for that matter – ready for a future when doctors and patients friend each other, tweet together and subscribe to each others FriendFeeds?