Health 2.0

With smart phones and Twitter at the ready, the first annual International Healthcare Social Media Summit kicked-off at 9:00 am EST on May 18th in Washington, D.C.

Spectrum’s own John Seng welcomed all attendees, virtual and physical, including GLOBALHealthPR partners from over seven countries and introduced the four panelists: Aurora PR‘s Neil Crump and Aaron Pond (UK) , PR PartnersPaola de la Barreda (Mexico) and Spectrum’s Anthony LaFauce.

Panelists presented data found in an 11 country, cross-cultural case study pertaining to the malaria pandemic and the evolving use of social media as an outreach resource. You can watch the event start to finish below.

[Read more…] about The Malaria Conversation on a Global Scale & What it Means for Communicators

The evolution of Health 2.0 in our data-driven world calls for a shift in the way health organizations locate and communicate with their target audiences. While health challenges abound in local communities and on a global scale, so does the potential within the communication tools and technology that we hold.

Spectrum’s team of health communicators from across the globe will converge in Washington, D.C. on May 18th from 9-10:30 a.m. ET to present data and reveal insight from a global listening program. The listening program was conducted in 11 countries to assess the impact and conversation around malaria. During tomorrow’s event, the International Healthcare Social Media Summit team will discuss the implications for the data found, as well as offer insight into strategies for using digital tools to benefit national and international healthcare organizations today. For more information about the summit and to register, please visit the event page. You can also view live-streaming of the summit or follow the conversation on Twitter: #ihsms.

We are thrilled to be working with our GLOBALHealthPR network on this first of its kind event. Bringing the partners together, in one centralized place, to explore the ins and outs of social media is something that I’m personally really excited to be a part of. In the days following the event, Spectrum is hosting GLOBALHealthPR’s 2011 Annual General Meeting. Network partners from South America to Europe to the Asia Pacific will meet at our D.C. office to discuss network business, exchange best practices and enjoy each other’s company.

Stay tuned for photos, tweets, videos and more from the IHSMS and the annual meeting…