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Social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, and the next greatest thing to come, provide great opportunities for Health Centers to better connect with their clients and help them better navigate their health system. Unfortunately, this means that Health Center leadership, staff and IT support also need to keep up with best practices, privacy and security mitigation, and general abilities in leveraging social media and their social network.

The following resources provide articles, guidelines, and helpful use cases to better support health centers in managing social media efforts.

Social Media Management Resources

Remote Patient Monitoring, Electronic Patient Engagement, and mHealth Apps Explainer

Considerations for Health Centers Selecting Tools: Remote Patient Monitoring, Electronic Patient Engagement, and mHealth Personal Apps

Molly Rafferty 0 745

Although health centers have more options than ever to use electronic tools to engage patients in care, selecting those that most effectively further the goal of providing high-quality and efficient patient care is challenging. In this explainer, we consider three types of tools that health centers may invest in: Remote Patient Monitoring, Electronic Patient Engagement, and mHealth Personal Apps. By understanding what they are and how they are implemented, their advantages and disadvantages, and how they align with value-based care and the clinical workflow, health centers can choose the suite of tools that best serve their patient needs.

The resource is available in the Documents to Download section below.

The Health Center CIO’s Guide to HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging

2019 Updates on Methods for Successful Patient Text Messaging Strategies

HITEQ Center 0 48298

This slide deck provides health centers with information and a presentation template overview of the HIPAA and electronic PHI risks related to texting and messaging that are important for health center leadership and IT managers to understand in making organizational decisions for these types of tools.

Online Reputation Management for Health Centers

Maintaining a Good Name in the Digital Era, from Wyoming Primary Care Association

Wyoming PCA 0 27362

A Health Center’s online reputation plays an ever-growing role in client satisfaction, as 6 out of 10 patients use online patient reviews before selecting a physician. This webinar and related handouts recommend three specific steps to managing your reputation online to improve patient engagement.

Health Literacy Online

A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 0 20844

As Health Centers increase the amount of electronic communications sent out to their patients they need to continually assess the literacy level of the content that they are sending out across patient portals, text messages, and social networks. This guide provided by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion helps staff "develop intuitive health websites and digital tools that can be easily accessed and understood by all users — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information."

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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