This weekend is the second annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference: Understanding and Improving ICU Patient Outcomes.
This year we are expanding and including an emphasis on the use of social media (notably twitter) before, during, and after the conference. For some, social media may just seem like an extension of their life onto a digital platform. For others, it may as well be a foreign language. No matter your experience or where you are coming from, social media is inextricably intertwined with most facets of professional life and it is fundamentally changing the healthcare industry. On the most basic level, it gives health care providers and patients a virtual platform to engage with the greater online community regarding issues in health care.
During the conference we will be using #icurehab to create a virtual space to encourage discussion about the information presented that will foster continued discussion among both conference participants and individuals who were unable to attend.
So, if you aren’t able to join us in Baltimore for this amazing conference….
@cuppaday, @icurehab, & #icurehab
for live updates during the conference, information on the most recent research, and to engage with the health care community about improving ICU patient outcomes!
We are partnering with the Symplur Healthcare Hashtag Project which aims to make the use of Twitter more accessible for providers and the healthcare community as a whole. By lowering the learning curve of Twitter with a database of relevant hashtags to follow users will be able to engage simply in conversations of interest.
I look forward to seeing you on the twitter-sphere and engaging in conversations about improving our patients outcomes in the ICU!