Scot Health

Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media
  1. ScotPublicHealth has attempted to bring together insights around public health and social media techniques, with the intention of learning, networking and broadcasting positive and evidence-based messages about health and wellbeing. Over the course of this work I have learnt and refined techniques in extracting and processing large quantities of information from Twitter to source top …

    Continue reading The twisty path from studying #Complexity2017 to summarising an American College of Cardiology conference at the request of some of the world’s top medical tweeters

  2. My recent blog posts have looked at post hoc analyses of Twitter “big data” to describe conferences and awareness raising campaigns. This blog post looks at how “big data” can help identify high quality content to feature in a forthcoming campaign. Air pollution, climate change and global warming are highly relevant to Public Health, with …

    Continue reading Using a quick extract of “Air Pollution” tweets to source content for National Clean Air Day (15 June 2017)

  3. Between 28 May and 4 June 2017 I guest edited the WePublicHealth Twitter feed for the second time. Read blog from guest editing this global Public Health blog the first time (January 2016). This time round I used Twitter “big data” to source the best tweets and related materials from around the world on a …

    Continue reading Guest editing WePublicHealth global public health Twitter feed (28 May to 4 June)

  4. It is almost 50 years ago since “Our World”, the first live international satellite TV broadcast, most famous for the first performance of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” (25 June 1967). The show reached an audience of 400-700 million. The most famous band on earth beamed out to living rooms across the world. …

    Continue reading Using Twitter big data to study global Public Health campaigns (Immunization Week: #VaccinesWork)

  5. I can’t think of a better starting point for learning about quality improvement than the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Run by Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston and the BMJ this huge quality improvement Forum attracts interest and expertise from across the world, with something for everybody, from beginner to quality improvement champion. This …

    Continue reading Quality2017: watching in via Twitter

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