HCSM Review #32: Patient Empowerment Edition

The HCSM Review is a peer-reviewed blog carnival for everyone interested in health care social media, and I’m glad to be moderating the 32nd edition. This time we’re focusing on the ways technology is improving the lives of patients, and how patients are taking advantage of social tools to improve their own lives.

Leading off, we have an essay contest through the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media for patients and caregivers to win scholarships to attend Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic. We published the first batch of the essays and opened the voting on Monday. So as not to play favorites, here’s the link to the page where all of the essays are featured. Check them out and cast your votes.

Some other posts you might find interesting:

Brian McGowan will be hosting HCSM Review #33.

HCSM Review #32 Call for Submissions: Patient Empowerment Edition

SMUG is again hosting the Health Care Social Media Review, the blog carnival focused on health care social media, curating some of the latest stories, research and resources shared by colleagues.

Because the financial cost of blogging and using social networking platforms is typically zero (or close to it), and because these tools enable people overcome barriers of time and space and to make connections, they have great potential to help patients find their voice. In Issue 32 of the HCSM Review, we’re looking for great stories of how patients are taking advantage of social tools to gain knowledge and find support.

Health Care Social Media Review

To submit your post:

Email a link to your post or posts (no more than two submissions per author) by  6 p.m. EDT on July 15.

Format your submission email as follows:

  • Email Subject Line: HealthCare SocialMedia Review
  • Blog Title:
  • Blog URL:
  • Post Headline:
  • Permanent link to post:
  • Your Name: Name, Username, Nickname, or Pseudonym
  • Description or brief excerpt:

You also may submit your entry online at Blog Carnival HQ. Learn more about the HCSM Review by visiting HealthWorks Collective or follow @healthworkscollectiv on Twitter.

We look forward to your posts!