Ohio Hospital Assoc on Social Media

The annual meeting of the Ohio Hospital Association is coming up next week in Columbus. I was alerted on the video promo above from their twitter feed and from their youtube channel. Now, this is not their first venture into social media.

However, with today's first Ohio live tweeting of surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center and previous discussion of the Ohio State Medical Association embracing social media, I really feel the major medical organizations of this state taking some major steps this year to show the importance of social media at the organizational level.

Something that I hope will happen is that important groups like patients and legislators take notice of this - particularly with the upcoming presidential election cycle. We know how people like politicians, entertainers, the media, and others have used social media. The medical community in Ohio needs more experience in this area and the steps that have been taken in the past few months are very encouraging...