Blog Carnival

A New Healthcare Social Media Blog Carnival

Have you ever heard of a blog carnival? Sounds festive, right? Wikipedia gives the following definition: “A blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic. Most blog carnivals are hosted by a rotating list of frequent contributors to the carnival, and serve to both generate new posts by contributors and highlight new bloggers posting matter in that subject area.” There are several successful healthcare blog carnivals in existence including and Well, my friend David Harlow, a well-known healthcare attorney and healthcare social media expert, is helping to launch the new blog carnival: Healthcare Social Media Review. Essentially, the blog carnival will be a collection of blog posts speaking to specific themes that will vary with each edition. It will be published every other Wednesday. Below are more details.

HealthCare SocialMedia Review – A New Blog Carnival – To Launch In April

HealthcareSocialMediaReviewOn April 4, 2012, the inaugural edition of a new blog carnival, HealthCare SocialMedia Review, will be posted on HealthWorks Collective by HWC curator Joan Justice, one of the co-founders of HCSMR. “We were inspired by other blog carnivals, including Grand Rounds and Health Wonk Review, and decided it was time to bring the blog carnival treatment to the world of health care social media,” said Justice.

David Harlow (aka HealthBlawg), health care lawyer, HWC advisory panel member and the other co-founder of HCSMR, continued:

“The #hcsm tweetchat moderated by Dana Lewis and the community built by Lee Aase through the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media are two examples of the many ways in which those of us who are involved in health care social media are able to interact, share best practices and new developments, and learn from each other.  By adding a blog carnival to the mix, we hope to increase the sharing of long-form thoughts on the opportunities and challenges associated with health care social media.”

Justice noted, “All are welcome to submit blog posts for consideration to each edition’s host.  HCSM will be posted every other week — alternating weeks with Health Wonk Review.  And for the uninitiated: a blog carnival is an anthology, an on-line journal club for bloggers, hosted by a different blogger each time.”

Details on hosting, submission guidelines, Justice and Harlow bios and more are available on the HCSMR home page. Connect with HCSMR on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to keep up to date.

For further information contact:

Joan Justice joan AT or @healthcollectiv
David Harlow david AT or @healthblawg

(Source: Press Release from David Harlow)

2 comments on “A New Healthcare Social Media Blog Carnival

  1. Looking forward to participating in this. Great idea for disseminating up-to-the-minute information!

    Dr. Jill Bjerke

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