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Monday, December 13, 2010

@NationaleHealth discovers #HCSM

Crossed my Desk this AM...

Contact: Jenna Bramble
National eHealth Collaborative
(202) 624-3275
Like, Follow, Watch, Discuss: NeHC Launches Social Media Efforts
National eHealth Collaborative Joins Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2010)National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) last week launched its official Facebook page, Twitter feed, and YouTube channel, kicking off its push to develop stronger methods for seeking stakeholder feedback and promoting collaborative discussion about health information exchange.
Following NeHC's NHIN University program, NHIN 204 – Beacon Communities, NeHC Interim CEO Aaron Seib announced that questions from the class would be posted on the new NeHC Facebook page for continued discussion among interested stakeholders. NeHC staff also live-tweeted the class through the Twitter handle @NationaleHealth, and a new video on the Beacon Communities program was posted on NeHC's new YouTube channel.  NeHC's YouTube channel will also feature footage from past NeHC Stakeholder Forums, as well as educational materials and clips from NHIN University classes and other NeHC events.
"We see social media as just one more avenue we can use to leverage two-way communication with stakeholders," said Aaron Seib. "At the end of the day, our goal is to create a robust community of stakeholders who are talking and collaborating to solve some of the most pressing problems facing the widespread adoption and implementation of health information exchange."
NeHC encourages stakeholders to use the Facebook page as a forum for discussion and sharing relevant information and links as well as a resource for keeping up with NeHC news and events. Facebook users can find the NeHC page by typing "National eHealth Collaborative" into the search bar or going to Twitter users can follow NeHC at @NationaleHealth, and the NeHC YouTube channel is live at
 About National eHealth Collaborative
National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that enables secure and interoperable nationwide health information exchange to advance health and improve health care.  Working in conjunction with its partners, including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NeHC engages stakeholders in a collaborative and consensus-driven way to realize common goals that lead to transformative change.  NeHC reaches broadly into all sectors of healthcare and health IT, employs open and inclusive methods, and makes its outcomes broadly available for continued improvement.  This philosophy and approach allows NeHC to offer a uniquely balanced perspective that leverages diverse points of view and provides the essential public-private platform for collaboratively pursuing solutions to universal trusted and effective health information exchange. 


  1. Some of us have been working in the background for almost 2 years to encourage them to get online ore often. I actually served on the original Governance committee that stood them up and made sure that 2 of their board members area always dedicated to consumers.

    I fear that i have been a thorn in their side since then to reach out to the community more often.

  2. NeHC launched social media pages and its can be helpful for people that they can track the information more easily.