Scot Health

Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media
  1. This blog takes a real life example (the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Public Health symposium 2017 – #rcpePH17) to illustrate ways to use social media in planning, running and summarising the outputs of the conference. You can also read a PDF version of this blog. Read a more recent application of some of these …

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  2. This is the latest in a series of blogs exploring the use of social media in public health and healthcare. The blogs have used social network analysis to study awareness raising campaigns (#VaccinesWork, National Clean Air Day, Antibiotic ¬†Awareness Week 2016), conferences (European Public Health conference 2016, Quality2017), and key influencers (exploring whether the 85:3% …

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  3. Between 25 and 28 January 2018 thirty teams of healthcare workers, tech specialists and entrepreneurs will work together to develop new digital innovations in Public Health in a Product Forge hackathon (follow the tweets over the weekend using #PublicHealthPF). I have been asked to provide some thoughts in introduction. Preparation will be important for all …

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  4. This blog is the last in a series of articles on use of Twitter “big data” to study health awareness campaigns. World Diabetes Day happens every year on 14 November. Want to know why? Scroll down to find answer in “top tweet” summaries below… This is a work in progress, shared in a preliminary form …

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  5. During November 2017 there was a focus on HIV testing across Europe: #EuroTestWeek (17-24 November) across Europe, organised by European HIV-Hepatitis testing week #HIVTestWeek (18-25 November) for the UK campaign organised by HIV Prevention England. Both campaigns asked me to map the tweets over the course of the week. I am not associated with or …

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