Various Masterclasses offered to learners from Beginners to Advanced Levels
Healthcare Social Media Influencer Programs and Symplur metric reports for conferences
GROUP & INDIVIDUAL TRAINING
Group and Individual Training for Medical Professionals, Hospitals and other Organisations
CERTIFICATION BY SAMA
CPD Accreditation issued through the South African Medical Association and MP Consulting
hcsm is an acronym which is recognised in over 30 countries globally for Healthcare Communications and Social Media and represents the ethical and technical use of social media platforms to share information, debate health care policy and practice issues, promote healthy behaviours, engage with the public as well as educate and interact with patients, caregivers, students, and colleagues.
hcsmSA is the South African chapter which was established in 2013 by e-Patient Scholar Vanessa Carter who also moderates the first and only geographic Twitter chat to discuss e-Health and Sustainable Development. hcsmSA offers various masterclasses as well as individual and group training and social media influencer programmes together with Symplur metric reporting for healthcare events. Masterclasses take place every Saturday morning at the Wits Health Sciences Phillip Tobias Building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and we offer CPD accreditation through the South African Medical Association (SAMA) and Medical Practice Consulting (MP Consulting) electronically. Courses are open to all stakeholders and scholarships are available to eligible learners.
Overview A Twitter chat took place on the 15th of November 2018 at 20:30 SAST | 13:30 EST | 18:30 BST | 20:30 CAT to discuss achieving the Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Goals for Africa. The chat session was moderated on behalf of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (SAASP) by the Twitter handle @hcsmSA and participants […]
Twitter metrics from a Public Health Conference in South Africa – #PHASA2018 The Public Health Association of South Africa’s Annual Conference (#PHASA2018) took place between 10-12 September 2018 in the Free State, South Africa. The theme for this year’s event was Health for All in commemoration of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 70th-Anniversary and the signing […]
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The Healthcare Social Media Influencer Program which took place at the Public Health Association enlightened me about what good digital citizenship is and how to use it to advance healthcare. The program gave me an opportunity to make a difference by leveraging tools like the web to help promote an inspiring global vision for Universal Health Coverage. It also inspired me to start #LadiesGoals, a community focused on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.
I have been on Twitter since 2009 but never before have I got to fully understand the impact of hashtags and the importance of thinking about what hashtags to put in a post and how that can potentially affect how the tweet message is perceived by my audience, or whether the message I want to put across, does actually get across. The Healthcare Social Media training was an eye opener and gave me the skills I needed to effectively use Social Media for sharing useful healthcare information. I would recommend this for everyone.
I couldn’t imagine myself settling down so quickly in the “Masterstudy” Educational Center without the knowledge and experience that I gained through the Foundation Program
When I commenced the programme, I gave myself one year to challenge my thinking, change my outlook and choose my next step. This could not have been achieved without the remarkable opportunities and strategic tools afforded to me.