Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Social Communication and Barriers to Using It

I don't know that I've mentioned it here, but I serve as a volunteer on the Santa Cruz County Emergency Medical Care Commission, which advises our County Supervisors on emergency healthcare issues. I got interested in this area when my late husband was going through a lot of hospital visits, some of which involved ambulances and helicopters. I've continued to volunteer (as the consumer representative), because the Commission has done so much valuable work and I love being part of that.

Over the last couple of years, I have worked to make a case for enlarging knowledge and use of social communications, particularly with respect to public education and information. So, I keep an eye out for news items and discussions that relate to using social communications to further good health care. Here's one I found a couple of days ago about a doctor's idea for follow-up and how well-intentioned curbs on social communication could hurt that idea.

Healthloop: How Medical Liability Slows Down Health Care from National Journal on 

Are there barriers in your use of social communications in furthering the mission of your small nonprofit?

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