Use of Social Media U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

I have posted lately about the use of social media and other Internet technologies by Ontario LHINs to engage and inform their communities.  I noticed today that the US. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has added Twitter to their arsenal of tools for communicating and engaging various stakeholder communities.

http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1263&mode=2

Where are Canadian eHealth / healthcare IT organizations in their use of social media?  Infoway?  eHealth Ontario?  Manitoba eHealth?

Mike

2 responses to “Use of Social Media U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

  1. They are too busy dealing with the traditional press re: AG Reports, etc.

    Although one could argue that complete transparency in the first place would have solved most of the issues before they became problems.

    Mark

  2. Your last point, though offered as an off hand comment, is worth thinking about more seriously.

    I have been watching the eHealth debate in the US with great interest and continue to be impressed to the lengths that US govt is going to make the process for developing policy and strategy as open and transparent as possible. While not everyone agrees with decisions that are being made, the criticism is measured, reasoned, and respective. Further, the media coverage does not have of the nasty tone that we see in Canadian eHealth media coverage. It is almost as if the media in the two countries exchanged personalities 🙂

    We could certainly use more open and transparent debate about the Canadian eHealth strategy and direction. I’m sick of the one-sided, ill informed media coverage.

    Mike

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