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HealthCare SocialMedia Review – A New Blog Carnival – To Launch In April

On April 4, 2012, the inaugural edition of a new blog carnival, HealthCare SocialMedia Review, will be posted on HealthWorks Collective by HWC curator Joan Justice, one of the co-founders of HCSMR. “We were inspired by other blog carnivals, including Grand Rounds and Health Wonk Review, and decided it was time to bring the blog carnival treatment to the world of health care social media,” said Justice.

David Harlow (aka HealthBlawg), health care lawyer, HWC advisory panel member and the other co-founder of HCSMR, continued:

The #hcsm tweetchat moderated by Dana Lewis and the community built by Lee Aase through the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media are two examples of the many ways in which those of us who are involved in health care social media are able to interact, share best practices and new developments, and learn from each other.  By adding a blog carnival to the mix, we hope to increase the sharing of long-form thoughts on the opportunities and challenges associated with health care social media.

Justice noted, “All are welcome to submit blog posts for consideration to each edition’s host.  HCSM will be posted every other week — alternating weeks with Health Wonk Review.  And for the uninitiated: a blog carnival is an anthology, an on-line journal club for bloggers, hosted by a different blogger each time.”

Details on hosting, submission guidelines, Justice and Harlow bios and more are available on the HCSMR home page.

Connect with HCSMR on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to keep up to date.

For further information contact:

Joan Justice joan AT socialmediatoday.com or @healthcollectiv
David Harlow david AT harlowgroup.net or @healthblawg  

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Health care social media is of consequence in its own right, but also as a tool to implement or leverage other initiatives, across the spectrum of health care innovation today, including participatory medicine, accountable care organizations, mHealth and others.  We look forward to your participation in the HealthCare SocialMedia Review blog carnival as contributors, hosts and engaged readers/commenters.  See you April 4, at the inaugural edition, on HealthWorks Collective.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting