We published our findings on the use of Social Media by European Hospitals in JMIR. In this longitudinal study, we explored the use of social media by hospitals in 12 Western European countries through an Internet search (Click here for INFOGRAPHIC)
The next step was to share social media usage by individual hospitals on a map, combined with the great work that Ed Bennet (@edbennet) did in the United States. Looking for a nice way to present this, Silja (@whydotpharma) showed us her idea to do just that. So here it is : The first worldwide Hospital Social Media Monitor. You can easily embed this map into your own website or blog, and we look forward receiving your feedback (Please use @hospitalseu).
N.B.: The data are not complete. So far, only 14 countries are in the database and some hospitals are missing. Furthermore, hospital information may be inadequate or incomplete. Therefore, your help is needed!
To add a European hospital or to modify your information, please use this online form.
Update (Jan 17th 2014): BatchGEO recently updated its policy. As a result, the number of map points has been reduced and we are unable to visualize all hospitals (n=1885) that are currently in the database. We aim to resolve this issue soon.
Update (Nov ’12): Added/updated/validated 3 hospitals
Update (July 5): Added/updated/validated 9 hospitals
Update (June 15): Added/updated 49 hospitals
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 8 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 32 posts. There were 14 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 783kb. That’s about a picture per month.
The busiest day of the year was September 27th with 80 views. The most popular post that day was Use of SoMe by Belgian hospitals.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were acutezorg.nl, ebennett.org, twitter.com, somosmedicina.com, and ehealtheurope.net.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for european hospitals, list of european hospitals, list of hospitals in europe, european university hospitals list of, and european hospitals in social networks.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Use of SoMe by Belgian hospitals September 2010
Use of SoMe by Dutch hospitals (Part 3) September 2010
The Netherlands April 2009
Use of SoMe by hospitals in Switzerland October 2010
Insight in generic use of Social Media August 2009