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Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media
  1. This is another post in an occasional series of social media analysis that didn’t reach the pages of peer reviewed journals. It was completed on 28 June 2020, rejected by Lancet Infectious Diseases on 16 July 2020. Article, very slightly modified, follows… So much has changed in such a short time. It is difficult to …

    Continue reading How COVID-19 has changed infectious diseases communication on social media: Through the lens of @TheLancetInfDis

  2. Introduction: A few days ago I contacted Helen Bevan to share a social network map of her tweets over a period of almost 2 years. Helen has been a great source of support over the past 5+ years after we met in social media discussions about quality improvement and then in person with the Q …

    Continue reading Taking a long-view of tweeting – an example looking at @HelenBevan’s account

  3. Scientific communication relies on clarity, specificity and universality. In this blog I explain how communication between medical tweeters is held back by a lack of clarity in hashtag choice, and by the absence of a “fuzzy search” feature in Twitter. I explore lessons from the way that medical research papers are categorised (MeSH headings) and …

    Continue reading Finding the sweet spot in health care social media communication: A call for greater clarity in medical and science hashtags

  4. Health innovation and COVID-19 pandemic: Defining the need and response. A question heard on the wards recently – how can we capture all the innovations that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic? I’m sure that there are similar questions in hospitals, GP surgeries and other organisations across the world. In order to answer this question …

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  5. A first year medical school report by Kirsty Mackenzie, University of Dundee, written as part of a Student Selected Component (SSC) on Human Factors (March 2018). This is also available as a PDF. Introduction Over the past century and particularly over the last few decades, there has been a huge shift in the way in …

    Continue reading The Role of Patient Information Leaflets in the Treatment of Patients

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