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Resource Overview

Social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, and the next greatest thing to come, provide great opportunities for Health Centers to better connect with their clients and help them better navigate their health system. Unfortunately, this means that Health Center leadership, staff and IT support also need to keep up with best practices, privacy and security mitigation, and general abilities in leveraging social media and their social network.

The following resources provide articles, guidelines, and helpful use cases to better support health centers in managing social media efforts.

Social Media Management Resources

Health Literacy Online

A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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As Health Centers increase the amount of electronic communications sent out to their patients they need to continually assess the literacy level of the content that they are sending out across patient portals, text messages, and social networks. This guide provided by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion helps staff "develop intuitive health websites and digital tools that can be easily accessed and understood by all users — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information."

How BIDMC manages the good and bad of social media

A MedCity News article based on findings from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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This article written by Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Harvard Medical School and a Health IT adoption thought-leader, provides examples from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on best practices for healthcare providers in trying to manage social media efforts.

Texting for Better Care Toolkit

A Resource from the Center for Care Innovations

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The Texting for Better Care Toolkit provided by the Center for Care Innovations includes resources and guides for healthcare providers interested in implementing texting campaigns at their facilities. Tools include example consent forms and workflows, procedural diagrams for texting message flow, texting vendors and overall program strategies for use within safety net populations.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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