Join the #PRStudChat Community for a State of Healthcare Communications Twitter Chat on February 17th

PRSTUDCHATOn Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat community will participate in a Twitter chat discussion focused the state of healthcare communications. The healthcare arena has experienced continuous change with social media empowering the digitally demanding patient.  We’ll be exploring topics that include how healthcare organizations are creating quality content and marketing best practices, managing healthcare privacy online, understanding the social life of health information and consumer behavior, as well as the role that social media plays in educating patients.

We’ve invited a few special guests to join our discussion who will share their expertise on healthcare issues and the many advancements that we’ve seen in communications. Our panelists include:

Dana Lewis (@DanaMLewis)

Dana Lewis created and moderates #hcsm, the international healthcare & social media community on Twitter that meets Sunday nights at 8pm CT. (She started in #hcsm in January 2009 as an undergraduate PR student!) For her day job, she leads a team of digital content strategists for Providence Health & Services, the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S. And 24/7/365, she’s also the chief data producer and an inventor of #DIYPS – the first DIY closed loop artificial pancreas system.

Susan Young (@SueYoungMedia)

Susan Young is an award-winning news, social media, PR and communications professional with 27 years of experience. She works with colleges to teach students how to integrate social media and business to achieve communication, sales, and leadership success. Susan is CEO of Get in Front Communications, a 15-year-old communications consulting and training company. She is the editor of Ragan’s Health Care Communication News.

Anneliz Hannan (@AnnelizHannan)

Anneliz Hannan is a corporate communications professional with strong advocacy qualities and analytic acumen. She is tactful and persuasive in communicating about complex health care issues from clinical settings to executive and media boardrooms, and through the halls of Congress. Her credible, reliable and tenacious voice for the brand has chartered the course for independent companies, nonprofit organizations and corporations by building strong partnerships and constituencies.

If you have any questions that you’d like to ask our panel members, then please share them with @PRStudChat, before our session. We’re looking forward to a really informative and insightful tweet chat that will enlighten us on healthcare communications in 2015. See you on February 17th!

A Little More About PRStudChat:

It began with a simple question asked by Angela Hernandez, then President of PRSSA at Central Michigan University (CMU). “Is PR Right for me?” A follow up blog post by PR 2.0 expert Deirdre Breakenridge inspired a series of direct messages on Twitter between Breakenridge and fellow PR industry pro, Valerie Simon. This was an important question and one that should be explored beyond one student or one blog post. Why not build a community to help students across the country, and even the globe, learn from the experience and perspective of industry professionals… A community where everyone can learn and grow together. Read more …