Mayo Clinic Social Media Revolution


The 4th Annual Health Care Social Media Summit opened today at the Mayo Clinic. I was honored to be a panelist at last year's meeting, and this was my first experience at the #MayoRagan Social Media Summit. Unfortunately, I could not attend this year.

The big announcement that was just made at the opening session of this year's meeting was the release of a book by the Mayo Clinic Center For Social Media. The book is entitled "Bringing The Social Media Revolution To Health Care." I'm honored to be a contributor, and I'm proud to be a part of a distinct group of thought leaders who helped in the book's creation. My essay has to do with Why Blogging Matters.

The goal of the book is to empower, encourage, and inspire health care professionals to engage in social media. The book also hopes to re-energize social media veterans to be advocates and to bring revolution to health care. I want to be clear in that I do not make a dime from this book. Net proceeds from book sales will fund patient scholarships to attend events sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

The cost of the book is $9.95 in paperback and can be ordered via amazon through this link. Bulk orders (like for 5, 10, or 15) are available directly from the Center by using this form. (Just as a friendly suggestion, I know a lot of people who would be interested in a kindle version of the book as well) Thanks again to the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media for asking me to be a contributor to the book. For those on twitter, I encourage you to follow this year's meeting with the #MayoRagan hashtag. The schedule for the 2012 meeting can be found here. Enjoy!