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#hcsmca’s 2-year report card – Infographic

November 21, 2012

Presenting #hcsmca’s 2-year report card. Thank you Alaina Cyr for creating yet another beautiful infographic. And don’t forget to read her commentary below and add your thoughts and interpretations. What a community!

2 year infographic

By Alaina Cyr (@AlainaBCyr) 

It’s my pleasure to share with you #hcsmca’s 2-year report card!

Like the 6-month and 18-month report cards that came before, this infograph shows how the #hcsmca community has grown since September 29, 2010. But what I find most meaningful in this report card is how the history and identity of our community shines through between the graphs and numbers.

As I look over the familiar faces of those daring souls who’ve moderated a chat, I see representation from throughout the spectrum of healthcare. Like our community as a whole, the moderators are patients, caregivers, students, researchers, communicators, developers, nurses, doctors, representatives from medical practices, non-profit organizations and, often times, several of these at once. Regardless of position or profession, everyone offers value to the community and anyone can learn from the group.

The word clouds paint a picture of how our collective knowledge is progressing. We’ve moved past the initial “use” topics from the first 6 months and now we are seeing more discussion surrounding “data”, “patient”, and “improve(ments)”. I see this change as an evolution in our community’s purpose. We came together to figure out the basics of how to use social media in healthcare and moved on to figuring out how to use it well. The end of our 2nd year hinted that our next step forward will be documenting what we’ve learned so far and sharing it with others.

  • What does the infographic say to you?
  • What evolutions have you witnessed in the #hcsmca community?
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Editor permalink
    November 22, 2012 12:00 am

    Reblogged this on Health Care Social Media Monitor.


  2. December 1, 2012 2:02 pm

    Reblogged this on alaina cyr and commented:
    Last week I wrote a guest post on Colleen Young’s blog about the evolution of the #hcsmca community over the past 2 years. Here is the post and the infograph I created to show off our growth.



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