Yes, you heard it from us!
On February 2015, we will connect healthcare to the rest of the digital world through the 1st Philippine Healthcare Social Media Summit in Cebu City, Philippines. In this event, we will be celebrating “Synergies in Social Media and Healthcare.”
What are our objectives?
With the theme “Synergies in Social Media and Healthcare” in mind, our aim is to bring healthcare professionals, academe, healthcare industry, patients and advocates together to discuss the role of social media in healthcare. At the summit, the Social Media and Medical Professionalism: A Manifesto from #HealthXPH will also be released.
What will be discussed in the summit?
Expect that the summit shall cover, but not limited to, the following tracks:
Track 1. Social Media and Medical Professionalism
Social media is changing the way healthcare professionals are interacting with patients. This presents both opportunities and challenges for medical professionalism.
Track 2. Protecting Patient Privacy & Confidentiality on Social Media
Confidentiality refers to the safeguarding of information disclosed to a healthcare professional during care. Privacy pertains to a patient’s expectation that his health information will be protected. Both privacy and confidentiality must be protected on social networks.
Track 3. Social Media and Health Promotion
Social media provides a unique platform for health promotion with its potential to reach many in a two-way conversation.
Track 4. Social Media and Health Professions Education
It has long been recognized that there is a social aspect to learning. Social media by enabling collaboration and community building can be a valuable tool in education.
Track 5. Patient Stories on Social Media
Patients have been telling stories and sharing their journeys long before social media existed. Social media can amplify these narratives in powerful ways.
How can you help in making all these happen?
1. We will welcome contributions such as academic papers, case studies, works-in-progress and proposals for round table discussion along, but not limited to the tracks indicated above.
2. We are open to engaging speakers from the sectors mentioned below:
a. Professional societies in healthcare with interest and experience in discussing the use of social media in their work, workplace or profession.
b. Ethicists, lawyers and legal counsel who are adept in and who advocate protecting Patient Privacy & Confidentiality on Social Media.
c. Officials, authorities, representatives and key influencers from the Department of Health, and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with experience in using social media and advertising for health promotion.
d. Professors, students and representatives from colleges and universities with experience in utilizing social media for health professions education.
e. Healthcare bloggers, modern-day patients and netizens who are adept in using and sharing their healthcare stories on Social Media.
3. We are open for sponsorship for the 1st Philippine Healthcare Social Media Summit in February 2015. For more information, contact us through the form below.