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Social media is NOT new, it’s Ancient!

I’ve been talking about social media, well, since before it was social media. I’ve always had a bit of a passion for talking with others about the potential.  In various meetings, with individual executives, undergraduate classes, with student executives and a few other places, I had shared my thoughts. Often I wasn’t able to convey […]

Better a Maker than Hacker

Last week I noticed Ted Eytan went to MakerMD in at the @Rock_Health headquarters. It looked like a great event, which I wished I could have attended. Perhaps I will get the the chance to attend another time. Fortunately, Ted pointed out that there is also a MakerNurse initiative.   Make magazine has been around for a while. […]

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Nursing Policies on Social Media

While researching for an article I did a review of nursing organizations’ (Colleges, Associations, Universities, etc) policies on social media. Here is a list of references with links to the policies. If you want to share references on social media join this Mendeley group..       American Nurses Association. (2011). 6 Tips for Nurses. […]

Healthcare Clinical Leadership is Important

Leadership is not just for the board room.

Lately I’ve been listening to a great podcast by Scott Weingart, called the EMCrit Podcast. The show is a great way for physicians, nurses and other health professionals to learn more about high quality emergency medicine. Scott’s goal is “Attempting to Bring Upstairs Care, Downstairs One Podcast at a Time.” This week I came across […]

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Hacking Health at Home

For those who are not familiar with #HackingHealth, I’m not referring to the type of hacking that involves accessing private information or damaging other’s computer systems. Instead, it is the Life Hacking definition: any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything […]

Changing How We Train Others

Recently I was listening to a great Harvard Business Review podcast interviewing Salman Khan, of the Khan Academy. He said something that really resonated with the way I think and react to meetings and learning. If people are meeting, they don’t need a lecture; if you don’t need them to interact, information should just be in […]

Free online education: Who decides if it is failing?

Staying up to date with research or advancing my understanding of particular topics that were quickly covered in a semester (4 months) is always a challenge. Thankfully, social media is creating a whole new variety of learning options. Massively Open Online Courses – MOOC for short – are one of these new and great options. […]

Chapter on digital tools in Guidebook on Scientific Publishing

The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research student working group put together a guidebook on scientific publishing, that will be released at the conference at the end of May. I was honoured to be ask last summer if I would consider writing a chapter on social media and digital tools. This week I received […]

Looking out side the profession

What is the future of the nursing or healthcare going to be? I guess your answer depends on how you define future. Do you mean this week, year, decade or century? Speaking about innovation often leads to questions about the future. Discussions about  better, best or the right direction to head can create great dialogue. […]