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We’re excited to share with you news that 1stAvailable has joined the Mayo Social Media Health Network. This network comprises of healthcare practices from around the world. The network is an outreach programme of The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, a first-of-its-kind social media centre focused on health care and built on Mayo Clinic’s leadership among health care providers in adopting social media tools, which began with podcasting in 2005.

In Australia, 1stavailable.com.au will be hosting events for subscriber members (healthcare practitioners) in December with Dr. Edward Zuckerberg. Places are limited and registration of interest will be available closer to the date. Further details will be announced but if you would like to attend please email media@1stavailable.com.au

About The Mayo Social Media Health Network

The social media revolution is the most far-reaching communications development since Gutenberg’s printing press. The goal of the Mayo Health Network is to accelerate adoption of social media for health-related purposes. Through this work, Mayo Clinic looks to help improve health literacy, health care delivery and population health worldwide.

Mayo Clinic has the most popular medical provider channel on YouTube and more than 260,000 “followers” on Twitter, as well as an active Facebook page with over 65,000 connections. Mayo has also used social media tools for internal communications, beginning in 2008 with a blog to promote employee conversations relating to the organization’s strategic plan, and including innovative use of video and a hybrid “insider” newsletter/blog. This employee engagement contributes to Mayo Clinic being recognized among Fortune magazine’s “Best Places to Work.”

At 1stAvailable we see educating our subscriber members as an important part of assisting them understand the digital tsunami. Communication is now a 24 news cycle and the old snail mail method of communication is not rapid enough to keep up with a world of change that impacts every area of society.


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