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And the Survey Says: Medical Device Companies are Still Missing the Social Media Boat

A recent survey from BVMed found 70% of medical device companies are not active in their use of social media. The survey also found that over two-thirds of the companies have no defined social media strategy and 37% don’t even use a single social media channel...no Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn...nothing...It's worth noting that the survey data was compiled from 89 of its members.  Certainly a microcosm, but the findings are fairly universal. Most companies cited a lack of resources as…See More
Jul 3, 2011
Dan Carter commented on Dan Carter's blog post CDC Launches Social Media Toolkit, And It's a Must Read
"Doubtful :)"
Oct 29, 2010
Nicole Franklin commented on Dan Carter's blog post CDC Launches Social Media Toolkit, And It's a Must Read
"Let's see if the FDA will follow the CDC's example."
Oct 29, 2010
Dan Carter commented on David Harlow's blog post Connected Health Symposium 2010 Wrapup
"Hi David- Thanks for posting. Sounds like it was a great symposium."
Oct 29, 2010
Cheri Keith commented on Dan Carter's blog post CDC Launches Social Media Toolkit, And It's a Must Read
"Hi Dan-- thanks for sharing. The scope of this is impressive and will certainly be a valued industry resource."
Oct 29, 2010
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"Could not agree more, Anna!"
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Anna Gueldenhaupt commented on Dan Carter's blog post CDC Launches Social Media Toolkit, And It's a Must Read
"I agree Dan, I was looking at it this morning and was also impressed by how comprehensive it is. It's such a huge step in the right direction, now it would be great to see organisations, associations, societies, etc. take this on board on a…"
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And the Survey Says: Medical Device Companies are Still Missing the Social Media Boat

A recent survey from BVMed found 70% of medical device companies are not active in their use of social media. The survey also found that over two-thirds of the companies have no defined social media strategy and 37% don’t even use a single social media channel...no Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn...nothing...It's worth noting that the survey data was compiled from 89 of its members.  Certainly a microcosm, but the findings are fairly universal.

 

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Posted on July 4, 2011 at 11:58am

CDC Launches Social Media Toolkit, And It's a Must Read

I must say, I am quite impressed with the CDC's social media toolkit guide for health care communicators. It's extremely comprehensive and provides new and veteran users of social media with a good road map to get started in integrating the right digital tools into their overall communications strategy.



The guide covers everything from social networks to mobile apps to eCards… Continue

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 8:09am — 5 Comments

Former Intel CEO on EHRs

Good video worth watching on Forbes.com

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 1:30pm

FDA Hearing on Social Media Set for November

Well, better late then never. The FDA has scheduled a meeting for November 12/13 to address how to deal with social media. Make no mistake that this is a significant step forward as it's been a giant gray area for everyone involved. Manufacturers have dipped their toe into social media, some more then others, but have been hesitant to dive in fully since no direction has been given. Certainly, this is the beginning of a long process, but good progress none the less.



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Posted on September 22, 2009 at 11:35am

The 50 Health 2.0 Twitters You Should be Following

Brian Ahier of GovFresh posted a great listing of the top 50 health 2.0 heros we should be following on Twitter. It's an excellent resource worth checking out and adding to your own Twitter account.

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 4:01pm

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