Social media and the health sector: an introduction with case studies

Social capital, understood as the density of relationships and trust within a community, is a key determinant of health. Individuals are happier and healthier in communities with high levels of social capital, and high social capital communities have stronger economies and more stable political systems. This post provides an introduction to the role of social media in building social capital, illustrated with examples of how health care organizations are using social media for storytelling, connecting and knowledge management.

Beyond the electronic whiteboard

As seen on Cairns: Nothing too new about electronic whiteboards as a collaborative tool (see, for example, this experiment from Colorado). But the InterWrite MeetingPad creates a new range of options. It’s a wireless, handheld tablet that uses Bluetooth to...