Today, Monday 19 September, I highly recommend you take a look at the tweets tagged #sxsh coming out of the second Social Health Summit. The first one took place in Austin just before SXSW in 2010; the second is happening today in Philadelphia. There are so many really smart people in attendance and taking part in the conversation that it’s bound to be a very enlightening hashtag. The day is kicking off right now with an opening talk by Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health & Human Services.
Hashtags are the key to leveraging Twitter for real professional development. To learn more about hashtags, start with this helpful post from the Twitter help center. To find useful healthcare-related hashtags to follow and connect with colleagues, I highly recommend the Healthcare Hashtags Project from Fox ePractice — a community-built directory of hashtags relevant to healthcare professionals and topics.