#hcsmanz chat transcript: 27 March 2011 – “Using Social Media for rural and remote health” #ruralmh

Wordle: #hcsmanz chat - 27 March 2011

Links shared during the chat – http://bit.ly/i00Bm3

NOTE: All times are listed using Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) GMT-07:00

9:00 am hcsmanz: Thanks for joining us! Let’s start with introductions. #hcsmanz
9:02 am hcsmanz: #hcsmanz will be moderated by Ben tonight – you might know him as @ben_hr or @hiablog.
9:03 am RuralMH: Hi everyone, @chrispytweets here on behalf of #RuralMH. Great to take part in our first #hcsmanz chat this evening!
9:04 am hcsmanz: @RuralMH Welcome and thanks for joining us. #hcsmanz
9:05 am hcsmanz: Okay, tonight’s topic is “Using social media for rural and remote health”. #hcsmanz
9:06 am hcsmanz: What work are you aware of that’s used social media for rural and remote health? In Australia & NZ or overseas? #hcsmanz
9:06 am Zimbarama: hey every Prajesh here tweeting in frm Wgtn NZ #hcsmanz
9:07 am hcsmanz: relevant ideas from @croakeyblog “Why rural and remote health advocates need to get with Twitter” http://bit.ly/eEgh3g #hcsmanz
9:07 am hcsmanz: @gurlilla Great! Thanks for your service above and beyond 🙂 #hcsmanz
9:08 am johnalchin: Hi all. I’m a former AOD worker & residential youth worker, now #mentalhealth carer & activist. My second time here at #hcsmanz.
9:08 am RuralMH: Q1: The foundations for social networking on rural/remote health are certainly there, it just needs to be brought together #hcsmanz
9:08 am hcsmanz: @Zimbarama Thanks very much for joining us – it’s late in NZ #hcsmanz
9:09 am johnalchin: RT @hcsmanz: Okay, tonight’s topic is “Using social media for rural and remote health”. #hcsmanz
9:09 am johnalchin: RT @hcsmanz: relevant ideas from @croakeyblog “Why rural and remote health advocates need to get with Twitter” http://bit.ly/eEgh3g #hcsmanz
9:09 am RuralMH: Q1: #ruralmh was founded after discussion through #agchatoz found the need for additional time to explore #mentalhealth issues #hcsmanz
9:09 am hcsmanz: @johnalchin Welcome John 🙂 #hcsmanz
9:09 am RuralMH: RT @hcsmanz: relevant ideas from @croakeyblog “Why rural and remote health advocates need to get with Twitter” http://bit.ly/eEgh3g #hcsmanz
9:10 am Zimbarama: @hcsmanz @croakeyblog thats a really good posting there thanks #hcsmanz
9:10 am AlisonFairleigh: RT @RuralMH: Q1: #ruralmh was founded after discussion through #agchatoz found the need for additional time to explore #mentalhealth issues #hcsmanz
9:10 am johnalchin: RT @hcsmanz: What work are you aware of thats used social media for rural and remote health? In Australia & NZ or overseas? #hcsmanz
9:10 am Zimbarama: one would think that social media is primed for rural and remote health as it removes the location obstacle #hcsmanz
9:11 am johnalchin: RT @Zimbarama: one would think that social media is primed for rural and remote health as it removes the location obstacle #hcsmanz
9:14 am BiteTheDust: G’day, Robbo from central Australia #hcsmanz
9:14 am drmarcustan: Hi I’m a Medico from Perth interested in health IT & innovation. Btw @GPAG2011 Ur using the wrong hashtag #hcsmanz 🙂
9:14 am Zimbarama: the problem tho is the tool is available bt we need to teach drs & patients hw to use the channels to aid in effective healthcare #hcsmanz
9:15 am hcsmanz: What is social media useful in rural and remote contexts? Why isn’t it? #hcsmanz
9:15 am Tweetingtwhitt: RT @RuralMH: Q1: #ruralmh was founded after discussion through #agchatoz found the need for additional time to explore #mentalhealth issues #hcsmanz
9:15 am hcsmanz: @RuralMH So what are some of those foundations? #hcsmanz
9:15 am Zimbarama: @SarahStewart are you not joining us at #hcsmanz chat?
9:15 am kristinalford: RT @hcsmanz: What is social media useful for in rural and remote contexts? Why isn’t it? #hcsmanz
9:16 am hcsmanz: RT @Zimbarama: one would think that social media is primed for rural and remote health as it removes the location obstacle #hcsmanz
9:16 am lewismal: I’m interested in how SM could be used to build social capital with new residents to rural mining areas. #hcsmanz
9:16 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz personally, I’ve found that people are successfully creating their own networks, but they tend to be of a smaller (1/2) #hcsmanz
9:16 am hcsmanz: @Zimbarama Are you aware of any interesting Kiwi initiatives? #hcsmanz
9:17 am kristinalford: just a guess, but I’d say socmed useful for connecting with like-minded people, sharing stories and approaches #hcsmanz
9:17 am SarahStewart: @Zimbarama Hello…loading up photos on Flickr…forgot #hcsmanz
9:17 am SarahStewart: Hello everyone , how are you all tonight #hcsmanz
9:17 am AlisonFairleigh: RT @Zimbarama: one would think that social media is primed for rural and remote health as it removes the location obstacle #hcsmanz
9:17 am Cyn_Xu: Hi, rejoining the group after a long stint away. I’m a dietitian & ex phy from Cairns #hcsmanz
9:17 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz nature. There were no sessions scheduled for rural #mentalhealth timetabled, and bigger collaborations were being missed #hcsmanz
9:18 am kristinalford: but I’d say harder to connect on issues due to demographics gaps in way #socmed is currently used & accessible in rural & reg Aus. #hcsmanz
9:18 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz by starting #ruralmh, as advocates we’re aiming to enable that wider networking as well as contribute to addressing stigma #hcsmanz
9:18 am hcsmanz: @RuralMH So some of the differences are between informal networks/friendships and more structured activities? #hcsmanz
9:19 am Zimbarama: @hcsmanz im not to sure off any, but im hoping now with the Uni of Otago rural immersion program 4 med students going strong cont. #hcsmanz
9:19 am RuralMH: Q2: Social media is useful in rural/remote areas as it allows a wider range of people to take part in discussion in real time #hcsmanz
9:20 am hcsmanz: @lewismal How do you envisage that would work? Hooking up people experiencing similar issues? #hcsmanz
9:20 am Zimbarama: @hcsmanz it will lead to some growth in the use of SM in those regions. #hcsmanz
9:20 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz potentially. By unifying networks/friendships, there is the potential to achieve more in the areas you address #hcsmanz
9:20 am GPAG2011: Getting people e-connected via social media will make the application of telehealth seem a logical progression #hcsmanz #MedicareLocals
9:21 am BiteTheDust: @hcsmanz social media is good for me and my Indigenous mob as lack of phones but communities have media centres #hcsmanz
9:21 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz Plus, having something such as a regular chat can also highlight existing networks to singular users who may be unaware #hcsmanz
9:22 am Zimbarama: @GPAG2011 i think we should try move away from the term tele-health it still conjures up images of the phne etc.. #hcsmanz
9:22 am SarahStewart: Sorry…not concentrating…what are we talking about #hcsmanz?
9:23 am lewismal: SM -can be used build capacity for health promotion or other topics using connectivism ideas. Ideal for for rural settings #hcsmanz
9:23 am hcsmanz: @Cyn_Xu Great to have you back #hcsmanz
9:23 am RuralMH: Regular chats also allow for different perspectives to be shared from varying rural areas, unique insights can be incredibly vital #hcsmanz
9:23 am BiteTheDust: social media also allows for some anonymity in social group if discussing items you are sensitive about #hcsmanz
9:24 am Zimbarama: @SarahStewart the use of SM in remote locations for healthcare #hcsmanz
9:24 am BiteTheDust: but social media in rural/remote areas is not as mobile as in urban areas as many places outside mobile reception range #hcsmanz
9:24 am Cyn_Xu: @hcsmanz For my work, we hav @NutritionGurus which aims 2 spread health msg in a way that the younger ppl in rural areas will hear #hcsmanz
9:24 am SarahStewart: Still have problems of connectivity in rural/remote areas #hcsmanz
9:24 am hcsmanz: @BiteTheDust How does that work with the media centres Robbo? Eg who runs them, how are they used? #hcsmanz
9:24 am Zimbarama: RT @BiteTheDust: social media also allows for some anonymity in social group if discussing items you are sensitive about #hcsmanz
9:25 am Cyn_Xu: @BiteTheDust I think that’s why it works well up my way. Because often diet is related to other v sensitive issues #hcsmanz
9:25 am lewismal: SM can help ppl in human services link up with diverse ideas and expertise. #hcsmanz
9:25 am RuralMH: RT @BiteTheDust: social media also allows for some anonymity in social group if discussing items you are sensitive about #hcsmanz
9:25 am headspace_aus: Hi! Sorry we’re late #hcsmanz
9:26 am hcsmanz: Are there any examples of good practice in SM and rural and remote health you’d like to point to? Even outside Australia & NZ? #hcsmanz
9:26 am lewismal: Not just talking to the same locals again & again, round & round, same poll of ideas. Fresh ideas and wider experts from SM #hcsmanz
9:26 am drmarcustan: RT @GPAG2011: Getting people e-connected via social media will make the application of telehealth seem a logical progression #hcsmanz
9:26 am hcsmanz: RT @RuralMH: @hcsmanz Plus, having something such as a regular chat can also highlight existing networks to singular users who may be unaware #hcsmanz
9:26 am johnalchin: RT @GPAG2011: Getting people e-connected via social media will make the application of telehealth seem a logical progression #hcsmanz #MedicareLocals
9:27 am GPAG2011: @Zimbarama good point but if not called tele-health, then what should it be branded as? #hcsmanz
9:27 am BiteTheDust: most out my way don’t have internet or computers at home. Allows for listening to music, recharging of gear via USB, ….. #hcsmanz
9:27 am hcsmanz: Recurrent issue. Any ideas/strategies to overcome? RT @SarahStewart: Still have problems of connectivity in rural/remote areas #hcsmanz
9:28 am drmarcustan: What term would u suggest instead? RT @Zimbarama: @GPAG2011 i think we should try move away from the term tele-health #hcsmanz
9:28 am headspace_aus: Can we toot our own horn? We have strong policies, risk management strategies and engagement from senior management #hcsmanz
9:28 am BiteTheDust: … sharing of photos, communication usually via socmed such as Facebook, social gathering playing games. #hcsmanz
9:29 am IVLINE: Hey all, sorry for the late arrival, UQ Med Student. Will endeavour to keep up, despite my failing internet #hcsmanz.
9:29 am Zimbarama: @GPAG2011 maybe vhealth? smhealth? #hcsmanz
9:29 am BiteTheDust: some out my way have heaps of pics and info of history of area and families trying to keep culture strong #hcsmanz
9:29 am johnalchin: Incl. carers, even critics. RT @lewismal: SM can help ppl in human services link up with diverse ideas and expertise. #hcsmanz
9:30 am hcsmanz: What do we need to make more use of social media for rural and remote health – capacity, leadership, organisations? #hcsmanz
9:30 am headspace_aus: @BiteTheDust Why no connectivity? Cost? Availability? #hcsmanz
9:31 am lewismal: I agree @ruralmh: Comparing ideas & experience from different rural areas, will generate new knowledge and solutions #hcsmanz
9:31 am IVLINE: Couldn’t it be under the umbrella of ehealth, does it really require a separate name? @drmarcustan RT @Zimbarama: @GPAG2011 #hcsmanz
9:31 am AlisonFairleigh: RT @lewismal: I agree @ruralmh: Comparing ideas & experience from different rural areas, will generate new knowledge and solutions #hcsmanz
9:31 am BiteTheDust: @headspace_aus cost, no credit card or bank account to pay monthly fees, computers regularly damaged, wear and tear #hcsmanz
9:31 am headspace_aus: @IVLINE We think it’s all about good ideas and getting it out there. People will engage with a good topic and with one another #hcsmanz
9:32 am johnalchin: RT @lewismal: I agree @ruralmh: Comparing ideas & experience from different rural areas, will generate new knowledge & solutions #hcsmanz
9:32 am headspace_aus: @AlisonFairleigh Hi! #hcsmanz
9:32 am Zimbarama: @hcsmanz i think you need a healthy blend of all three to make it a success #hcsmanz
9:32 am headspace_aus: @BiteTheDust Thanks so much – that’s vital info #hcsmanz
9:33 am drmarcustan: Not specific enuff to describe remote consults RT @IVLINE: Couldn’t it be under the umbrella of ehealth, RT @Zimbarama: @GPAG2011 #hcsmanz
9:33 am AlisonFairleigh: @headspace_aus Just keeping an eye on the chat this evening #hcsmanz
9:33 am hcsmanz: @headspace_aus Welcome! Thanks for joining in. #hcsmanz
9:33 am Zimbarama: @IVLINE @drmarcustan @Zimbarama @GPAG2011 ahh yes thats the term i was searching for #hcsmanz
9:33 am lewismal: Skye is gr8 for linking long distant at low cost. ATSI can speak with Inuit. #hcsmanz
9:34 am RuralMH: Q3: Agree with @zimbarama. There’s no one key standout, natural progression in what we already have will see further SM enhancement #hcsmanz
9:34 am johnalchin: SM is one way that ppl in rural & remote areas can access health bureaucrats in cities. #hcsmanz
9:35 am upulie: RT @johnalchin: SM is one way that ppl in rural & remote areas can access health bureaucrats in cities. #hcsmanz
9:35 am SarahStewart: Mobile phones may be best way of keeping in touch in remote/rural areas, as opposed to computer #hcsmanz #statingtheobvious
9:36 am lewismal: SM can link ppl in rural areas to universities & expert centres- online lectures mp3 or video are a gr8 pd op for me. #hcsmanz
9:36 am hcsmanz: Many of the issues we’ve discussed are relevant to other settings. Are there any issues that are unique to rural & remote SM use? #hcsmanz
9:37 am headspace_aus: @SarahStewart Do people use apps such as Twitter / Facebook on their phones in rural / remote areas? #hcsmanz
9:37 am IVLINE: Factors effecting connectivity: $ no credit card/bank account to pay monthly fees, PCs regularly damaged, wear & tear #hcsmanz @BiteTheDust
9:37 am Zimbarama: RT @SarahStewart: Mobile phones may be best way of keeping in touch in remote/rural areas,as opposed to computer #statingtheobvious #hcsmanz
9:37 am IVLINE: RT @SarahStewart Mobile phones may be best way of keeping in touch in remote/rural areas, as opposed to computer #hcsmanz #statingtheobvious
9:37 am fidouglas: @SarahStewart If you can get enough signal… #hcsmanz
9:38 am kristinalford: RT @smiffy: @kristinalford Works for me in that context. <=have you also been following the #hcsmanz?
9:38 am AlisonFairleigh: @hcsmanz Speaking as one who lives in a rural & remote area, SM provides a sense of community #hcsmanz
9:38 am lewismal: One of the advantages of rural settings is lots of time driving. MP3 talks help pass the KMs & gr8 learning. #hcsmanz
9:38 am BiteTheDust: @headspace_aus depends on what you mean by remote. I have one community out of 11 with mobile reception in 250000sqkms #hcsmanz
9:39 am BiteTheDust: RT @AlisonFairleigh: @hcsmanz Speaking as one who lives in a rural & remote area, SM provides a sense of community #hcsmanz
9:39 am headspace_aus: RT @AlisonFairleigh: @hcsmanz Speaking as one who lives in a rural & remote area, SM provides a sense of community #hcsmanz
9:39 am IVLINE: @lewismal totally agree I tutor my cousin in emerald (whilst not small rural) SM can be used in a variety of ways to educate #hcsmanz
9:39 am Cyn_Xu: @headspace_aus @SarahStewart The Twitter/Facebook uptake in rural Far North QLD appear to stil be slow (what I’ve found) #hcsmanz
9:39 am hcsmanz: @SarahStewart That’s an interesting point. What makes you suggest it? #hcsmanz
9:39 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz I personally don’t think SM is “unique” for rural/remote use but certainly gives a larger platform for issues to be raised #hcsmanz
9:40 am RuralMH: RT @AlisonFairleigh: @hcsmanz Speaking as one who lives in a rural & remote area, SM provides a sense of community #hcsmanz
9:40 am johnalchin: RT @headspace_aus: RT @AlisonFairleigh: @hcsmanz Speaking as one who lives in a rural & remote area, SM provides a sense of community #hcsmanz
9:41 am headspace_aus: @RuralMH @hcsmanz Good point – some people can be equally isolated in a metro area #hcsmanz
9:41 am lewismal: There may be some bubbles in rural towns where ppl adopted something other than FB or Twitter- eg My Space & r sticking with it. #hcsmanz
9:41 am Cyn_Xu: @lewismal How are you using SM to educate? Skype or otherwise? #hcsmanz
9:41 am Cyn_Xu: RT @headspace_aus: @RuralMH @hcsmanz Good point – some people can be equally isolated in a metro area #hcsmanz
9:42 am Zimbarama: i agree with @SarahStewart mobile phones arepart of the SM pathway, they can be a key medium in rural/remote/third world settings #hcsmanz
9:42 am hcsmanz: RT @RuralMH: @hcsmanz I personally don’t think SM is “unique” for rural/remote use but certainly gives a larger platform for issues to be raised #hcsmanz
9:42 am IVLINE: I think SM provides a sense of community regardless. Take this #hcsmanz chat as an example .
9:42 am GPAG2011: RT @RuralMH: @hcsmanz I personally don’t think SM is “unique” for rural/remote use but certainly gives a larger platform for issues to be raised #hcsmanz
9:42 am SarahStewart: @hcsmanz Midwives use mobile phones but don’t engage much with SM in more traditional ways…so that’s where I see future #hcsmanz
9:42 am headspace_aus: @lewismal We have just re-set up our Myspace account for that very reason – not everyone in need is an early adopter of new tech! #hcsmanz
9:42 am GPAG2011: RT @headspace_aus: @RuralMH @hcsmanz Good point – some people can be equally isolated in a metro area #hcsmanz
9:43 am Zimbarama: RT @AlisonFairleigh: @hcsmanz Speaking as one who lives in a rural & remote area, SM provides a sense of community #hcsmanz
9:44 am Zimbarama: sometimes we dont have to use mainstream SM, but take parts of SM and build purpose built tools for remote areas #hcsmanz
9:44 am SarahStewart: @headspace_aus My experience is health professionals (midwives) do not engage with SM much, with or without mobile phones #hcsmanz
9:45 am lewismal: @cyn_xu In more ways than I can explain by tweeting. Very inspired by connectivism ideas.http://bit.ly/fdCX5W #hcsmanz
9:45 am Zimbarama: @IVLINE so true, and that is the power of SM, community building as long as participants are engaged,that might be the hardest part #hcsmanz
9:45 am Cyn_Xu: @SarahStewart @headspace_aus Same experience with dietitians. Not many Australian ones on Twitter. #hcsmanz
9:46 am hcsmanz: So sense seems to be that there’s lots of potential but maybe not many great examples yet. Fair to say? #hcsmanz
9:46 am lewismal: @headspace_aus Could be that some rural towns were early adopters of myspace-so a barrier to moving to FB or twitter is why bother. #hcsmanz
9:47 am IVLINE: definitely & people need to be made aware of it, through traditional media. WoM is effective but takes too long. @Zimbarama #hcsmanz
9:47 am headspace_aus: @hcsmanz We think @AgChatOz is a great example #hcsmanz
9:47 am RuralMH: @hcsmanz think that’s a fair call. I think many are still discovering the capabilities of SM; it’s just a matter of time #hcsmanz
9:47 am headspace_aus: RT @lewismal: Could be that some rural towns were early adopters of myspace-so a barrier to moving to FB or twitter is why bother. #hcsmanz
9:48 am Cyn_Xu: @hcsmanz great potential but uptake slow. Just as 1 new tech is ‘established’, another takes over. E.g. myspace>facebook>twitter #hcsmanz
9:48 am Zimbarama: @hcsmanz fair comment, unless of course its early stages, remote/rural already battle so many probs maybe SM uptake is slower? #hcsmanz
9:49 am IVLINE: RT @Cyn_Xu great potential but uptake slow. Just as 1 new tech is ‘established’, another takes over. E.g. myspace>facebook>twitter #hcsmanz
9:49 am RuralMH: +1 RT @headspace_aus @hcsmanz We think @AgChatOz is a great example #hcsmanz
9:49 am BiteTheDust: agree RT @hcsmanz: So sense seems to be that there’s lots of potential but maybe not many great examples yet. Fair to say? #hcsmanz
9:49 am Zimbarama: @IVLINE Def agree,, a combination of traditional and new media might be the best way — parallel processing? #hcsmanz
9:49 am SarahStewart: People not prepared to put in time & effort 2 become part of SM community/network…this is where health professionals lose out #hcsmanz
9:49 am lewismal: I think we get 2 hung up SM tactics not enough thinking about big strategy let alone appropriate theory. #hcsmanz
9:49 am Cyn_Xu: @hcsmanz If metro areas struggle with uptake of new SM, then how well can we expect rural areas to keep up? #hcsmanz
9:49 am BiteTheDust: @hcsmanz though in sexual health area has been some programs that @yhpo has pointed out in past #hcsmanz
9:49 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu have to remember Facebook and Twitter are very different.. #hcsmanz
9:51 am Cyn_Xu: Slow uptake of SM contributed2 by areas of low literacy (both rural and metro in Oz). Wide gap I experienced even when in Sydney. #hcsmanz
9:51 am hcsmanz: So what should be our next steps? What needs to be done? #hcsmanz
9:51 am hcsmanz: It sure is. RT @headspace_aus: @hcsmanz We think @AgChatOz is a great example #hcsmanz
9:51 am Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama It’s the thought of ‘yet another new thing’ that’s inhibiting, not so much the tech itself. #hcsmanz
9:52 am IVLINE: @Zimbarama the main thing is to increase uptake of SM, like Microsoft was 10yrs ago, you hit a critical mass and it sells itself #hcsmanz
9:52 am johnalchin: RT @Cyn_Xu: Slow uptake of SM contributed2 by areas of low literacy (both rural and metro in Oz). Wide gap I experienced even when in Sydney. #hcsmanz
9:53 am BiteTheDust: @Cyn_Xu I find uptake here of FB and tribe (on mobile) by indigenous youth despite low literacy mainly for conversation/sharing #hcsmanz
9:53 am headspace_aus: Rep[eating ourselves but: It’s all about the idea. If you have strong ideas that engage communities, they will connect with you #hcsmanz
9:53 am Zimbarama: @hcsmanz first things first, educate, when people knw what the medium is/how/why to use it thats the first battle won #hcsmanz
9:53 am Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama Worked with v multicultural groups previously & we found that several struggled with concept of health related SM #hcsmanz
9:53 am lewismal: I find http://www.ietherpad.com/ & phone very useful for writing grant applications over distance because 2 can edit in real time. #hcsmanz
9:53 am Hspbarwon: RT @BiteTheDust: @hcsmanz though in sexual health area has been some programs that @yhpo has pointed out in past #hcsmanz
9:54 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu agree, but if we can point out the difference then this new thing is in a different domain #hcsmanz
9:54 am IVLINE: RT AZimbarama @hcsmanz 1st things first, educate, when people knw what the medium is/how/why to use it thats the first battle won #hcsmanz@
9:54 am Cyn_Xu: @BiteTheDust I found it very hard in Sydney in v multicultural areas. We tried diff methods and uptake was v low #hcsmanz
9:54 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu what was the main barrier for that? #hcsmanz
9:54 am RuralMH: Continuing the education process about SM, researching the advantages that it has and then using that to raise rural/remote issues #hcsmanz
9:55 am Tweetingtwhitt: RT @RuralMH: +1 RT @headspace_aus @hcsmanz We think @AgChatOz is a great example #hcsmanz
9:55 am Cyn_Xu: @headspace_aus Agreed – where to from here? Better education/marketing of SM for those more resistant/less exposed groups #hcsmanz
9:55 am Zimbarama: @IVLINE but how do we increase the uptake of SM? we can increase it yes,, but its the engagement thats key.. #hcsmanz
9:55 am johnalchin: RT @Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama Worked with v multicultural groups previously & we found that several struggled with concept of health related SM #hcsmanz
9:55 am johnalchin: RT @Cyn_Xu: @BiteTheDust I found it very hard in Sydney in v multicultural areas. We tried diff methods and uptake was v low #hcsmanz
9:55 am SarahStewart: @hcsmanz Keep modelling to colleagues how SM works and the benefits of SM #hcsmanz Need to make it authentic
9:55 am lewismal: For big ideas-Free, open online MobiMOOC course runs from 2 Apl -14 May & will focus on #mobilelearning http://bit.ly/hTbnBc #hcsmanz
9:56 am Zimbarama: RT @SarahStewart: @hcsmanz Keep modelling to colleagues how SM works and the benefits of SM #hcsmanz Need to make it authentic #hcsmanz
9:56 am ScottCllns: As a rural doctor in training I think SM will be invaluable in maintaining a professional network/keeping up with the latest in med #hcsmanz
9:56 am Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama We found diff reasons. 1) Appeal of SM vs cultural sensitivities 2) English literacy 3) low motivation to access SM #hcsmanz
9:57 am BiteTheDust: @Zimbarama bush is more conservative, also needs resources put in ie mobile towers. will require education via learning centres etc #hcsmanz
9:57 am BiteTheDust: @ScottCllns the main reason I use SocMed a lot #hcsmanz
9:57 am BiteTheDust: RT @ScottCllns: As a rural doctor in training I think SM will be invaluable in maintaining a professional network/keeping up with the latest in med #hcsmanz
9:57 am lewismal: I think we need to prepare ourselves & colleagues for web 2.0- the public update of SM is outpacing us already. #hcsmanz
9:57 am Cyn_Xu: Perhaps starting amongst our colleagues to spread consistent msg with SM to help increase greater uptake in the public domain #hcsmanz
9:57 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu very interesting! do you have a report of that that I can access/read? would love to read about it #hcsmanz
9:58 am hcsmanz: Sorry for confusion re: times tonight. Daylight saving ends in some states next week so there will be changes: http://bit.ly/icKBzs #hcsmanz
9:58 am Zimbarama: @BiteTheDust i agree, but mobile towers i would guess is cheaper and more effective than land lines into all the houses? #hcsmanz
9:59 am Cyn_Xu: @ScottCllns And providing opportunity 4 me 2 learn from ppl outside of my direct area of interest (dietetics). eg this convo now #hcsmanz
9:59 am johnalchin: RT @Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama We found diff reasons. 1) Appeal of SM vs cultural sensitivities 2) English literacy 3) low motivation to access SM #hcsmanz
10:00 am Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama It was a project I did placement (not my intellectual property) & don’t have final report. Can talk more offline? #hcsmanz
10:00 am SarahStewart: New Zealand puts clocks back next weekend so it will be 9pm for us #hcsmanz
10:00 am lewismal: So Me may help with recruitment & retention of health staff- as ppl can use So Me to maintain friendship with peers. #hcsmanz
10:01 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu ok thanks, we should do that. #hcsmanz
10:01 am Zimbarama: @SarahStewart ah yes i was wondering when we change over… #hcsmanz
10:01 am BiteTheDust: @Zimbarama eg won’t be able to vid conf with docs using current health dept vidconf software as too much bandwidth for wireless #hcsmanz
10:01 am johnalchin: RT @lewismal: So Me may help with recruitment & retention of health staff- as ppl can use So Me to maintain friendship with peers. #hcsmanz
10:02 am ScottCllns: SM is also huge for social dvlpmnt in rural areas.Growing up out of town, bak in the day MSN was the only way i cud contact friends #hcsmanz
10:02 am Zimbarama: @BiteTheDust i think 2nd best is a good trade off if the best is gonna take forever to get there #hcsmanz
10:03 am RuralMH: @SarahStewart still 10pm I imagine as we set our clocks back an hour next week as well. =) #hcsmanz
10:03 am hcsmanz: Thanks for all your contributions. Please keep chatting using #hcsmanz but that is the end of our formal hour in case anyone needs to go 🙂
10:03 am headspace_aus: @BiteTheDust @Cyn_Xu Can you tell us about tribe? #hcsmanz
10:03 am SarahStewart: Virtual International Day of Midwife May5th: http://internationaldayofthemidwife.wikispaces.com/#hcsmanz
10:04 am BiteTheDust: @Zimbarama in some instances yes but fibre needed to run consults with specialists to bush #hcsmanz
10:04 am Zimbarama: @BiteTheDust agreed,maybe they will have to find other ways other than video conferencing? always ont he look out for new methods #hcsmanz
10:04 am lewismal: Could be that without So Me, health will have difficultly recruiting young professionals to bush. A non negotiable demand. #hcsmanz
10:04 am Cyn_Xu: I’ve connected with lots more new people tonight – this is why SM is so good! Learnt heaps : ) Thanks everyone! #hcsmanz
10:05 am RuralMH: Thanks for a great session]! A quick shout out that our first #RuralMH chat takes place April 6 at 7.30pm AEST. See you there! =) #hcsmanz
10:05 am hcsmanz: Anyone have any general announcements or news to share? #hcsmanz
10:05 am Zimbarama: @BiteTheDust yes, to health centres get a dedicated line but for community wireless should be adequate? #hcsmanz
10:05 am BiteTheDust: @headspace_aus tribe is social networking on mobile phones http://bit.ly/e6Sdti #hcsmanz also one for females but forgot name of it
10:05 am Cyn_Xu: @lewismal Oddly same principle with increased retention in the defence forces due to SM. Good points there #hcsmanz
10:06 am Hspbarwon: RT @Cyn_Xu: I’ve connected with lots more new people tonight – this is why SM is so good! Learnt heaps : ) Thanks everyone! #hcsmanz
10:06 am IVLINE: @lewismal I like it as it keeps you in the loop, will definitely be using SM when I go rural next year. #hcsmanz
10:06 am Zimbarama: Thanks for a great session @Cyn_Xu @hcsmanz @BiteTheDust @IVLINE @SarahStewart @RuralMH#hcsmanz
10:07 am IVLINE: Thanks for the chat everyone. Been struggling to keep, hopefully I will have a better connection next week #hcsmanz
10:07 am ScottCllns: @Cyn_Xu Exactly! Convinced by a friend to join twitter a month ago and hvnt lookd back! A lot to learn from the rest of the world #hcsmanz
10:07 am Cyn_Xu: @hcsmanz Quick question – how often do #hcsmanz tweeps connect in person? Has anyone met each other before?
10:07 am hcsmanz: RT @RuralMH: Thanks for a great session]! A quick shout out that our first #RuralMH chat takes place April 6 at 7.30pm AEST #hcsmanz
10:08 am Cyn_Xu: @Zimbarama Cheers! Will see if I can get the final report (if the project is finished). Will let you know if you can access it #hcsmanz
10:08 am lewismal: Thanks & bye #hcsmanz Malcolm Lewis Mental Health Promotion Officer Darling Downs & South Burnett regions & other things
10:08 am ScottCllns: @IVLINE are you going rural after you finish? or just rotation? #hcsmanz
10:09 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu good question…. considering @SarahStewart and myself were almost neighbours in terms of buildings and never met #hcsmanz
10:09 am BiteTheDust: @Zimbarama that would be a nice start but we notice a significant difference in access between our sites with satellite and ADSL #hcsmanz
10:09 am lewismal: I met @benhr f2f once. #hcsmanz
10:09 am SarahStewart: @Cyn_Xu Haven’t met anyone #hcsmanz not even @Zimbarama who lives in same town as me 🙁
10:09 am Zimbarama: @Cyn_Xu Thanks so much for that! it would be awesome, if not would love to hear your side of the project #hcsmanz
10:09 am SarahStewart: Night everyone #hcsmanz
10:10 am johnalchin: RT @lewismal: Could b that w/out So Me, health will have difficultly recruiting young professionals 2 bush. A non negotiable demand #hcsmanz
10:10 am chrispytweets: @AlisonFairleigh thanks Alison, nice to see you pop in for #hcsmanz also! 😉
10:11 am Zimbarama: @SarahStewart @Cyn_Xu used to live…. not anymore.. #hcsmanz
10:11 am BiteTheDust: RT @RuralMH: Thanks for a great session]! A quick shout out that our first #RuralMH chat takes place April 6 at 7.30pm AEST. See you there! =) #hcsmanz
10:11 am hughstephens: #hcsmanz reading over the last discussions recently. Will b interesting to see how NBN goes. IMHO tech like LTE would b better – 5Gbps!
10:12 am AlisonFairleigh: @chrispytweets When I saw the topic I wanted to observe. It was really good 🙂 #hcsmanz
10:12 am Cyn_Xu: Thanks all for a great chat. Am off to cook. Kitchen is calling me again : ) Look forward 2 connecting again next week #hcsmanz
10:12 am johnalchin: @benhr has invited me for coffee, but so far I’ve snubbed him 😉 #hcsmanz
10:13 am hughstephens: @johnalchin @ben_hr @dreamingspires want to try to arrange a meet/perhaps unconference of all #hcsmanz -ers in the near future! you all syd?
10:13 am Zimbarama: night all.. #hcsmanz
10:14 am BiteTheDust: @johnalchin I’d snub @ben_hr as well if I could 🙂 #hcsmanz
10:14 am chrispytweets: @hughstephens fantastic idea on #hcsmanz catch up! Keep us in the loop. =)
10:16 am hcsmanz: @Cyn_Xu Good question. @ej_butler @bitethedust & I have never met in person, came up with idea via Twitter (I’m @HIAblog). #hcsmanz
10:18 am chrispytweets: @Cyn_Xu I’ve met two of the #ruralMH co-founders @BrionyJane & @Tweetingtwhitt, meeting the third @AlisonFairleigh this week! =) #hcsmanz
10:18 am BiteTheDust: @hcsmanz I get as far as Canberra in July. No Sydney visits this year. I should put my schedule up #hcsmanz
10:19 am lewismal: @hughstephens We should have poll to pick place & time. #hcsmanz
10:21 am AlisonFairleigh: @chrispytweets @Cyn_Xu @BrionyJane @Tweetingtwhitt Can’t wait :-)) #ruralMH #hcsmanz
10:21 am Seldomsean63: RT @RuralMH: Thanks for a great session]! A quick shout out that our first #RuralMH chat takes place April 6 at 7.30pm AEST. See you there! =) #hcsmanz
10:21 am hughstephens: @chrispytweets @dreamingspires @lewismal #hcsmanz -ers interested in meetup (google spreadsheet) http://bit.ly/gZJC4b help work out location
10:23 am MidwifeofKuwait: RT @SarahStewart: Virtual International Day of Midwife May5th:http://internationaldayofthemidwife.wikispaces.com/ #hcsmanz
10:31 am hiablog: RT @hughstephens: #hcsmanz -ers interested in meetup (google spreadsheet) http://bit.ly/gZJC4b help work out location
10:35 am BiteTheDust: RT @hiablog: RT @hughstephens: #hcsmanz -ers interested in meetup (google spreadsheet)http://bit.ly/gZJC4b help work out location

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