Well that was impressive – 1,500 tweets in one hour on the topic of patient engagement. That’s a tweet about every 2.4 seconds, with 10,000,000 impressions tallied up. I need to get a better system to manage that kind of flow, sorry if I fell behind, twitter friends!
Next time, I might try to have a column for my tweets, and one for each of the co-participants, plus the moderator, so I can track what’s being asked. Or just resign to the idea that no tracking can really happen.
One epiphany I had during the experience, which I shared with @INQRIProgram @RWJF_HumanCap @theNPSF @NPAF_tweets @TrishaTorrey @tedeytan @elizcohencnn and of course @USNewsHealth, is that this is what it must feel like for someone who is encountering a lot of information at once that they need to interpret, and maybe not in their native language or nomenclatureâ€¦for example, a patient in health care.
I am, in a conversation like this, going to be as patient centric as possible – I saw the tweets about physician time and physicians being able to be involved, and I respect them, it all has to work. At the same time, I feel that those sentiments get so much airtime in health care to the exclusion of all else that I need to provide a little counter balance. Let me know what you think of this in the comments.
T4 Let's assume it, and our patients will exceed our expectations – they want care to be great for everyone, always. Always. #patientchat
My other question is where a tweetchat fits in to overall learning if it goes this fast. Any ideas?
There’s always a next one, like on September 12, 2013
I already signed up to do another one (why not?) on environmental stewardship in health care. I think this is a topic that doesn’t yet get a lot of attention in the social media space (see: Do physicians tweet about environmental stewardship in health care? | Ted Eytan, MD
), so I assume the feed will be more manageable. I’ll be joined by experts at Kaiser Permanente who are setting the bar in this area, which is about a health system that heals wherever our patients are. See you then!