After a several year hiatus as a new business owner establishing a thriving clinical practice, I am now ready to make my online presence known once again!
In the clinic, we have an open gym forum that allows those recuperating from their hand and upper extremity injuries the opportunity to share their experiences with others who are on the same life journey. This community experience has many positive effects. Last week, we took an informal survey of our clients. The request for using technology as a means of assisting in both the physical and emotional aspects of injury recovery was overwhelmingly positive.
As I am personally not technologically savvy, I have found a team of family and friends willing to take this journey with me. So, a big welcome to Steve, Annette, Kevin and Jon who will be my Social Media Support Team.
- We will begin by using Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs to provide tips, tidbits and information to help make injury recovery smoother and less overwhelming.
- Our website, HandHealthResources is cosmetically outdated but still filled with lots of great information. We have just started the process of updating and reorganizing. More information on that coming soon!
- And, with all of the opportunities that portable technology offers, we are hoping to have some interesting and helpful SmartPhone and Tablet applications farther down the line.
I believe that the community aspect to injury recovery and wellness promotion is going to become a critical component of care as our healthcare delivery system changes. We are already noticing a trend towards higher deductibles, fewer appointments authorized or covered, and more difficulties in obtaining reimbursement for care provided. Social Media may allow us new ways to offer the support of a caring community that is currently in danger of disappearing. So, let us know what you think! Share your own stories, triumphs and advice for recovery. Let’s put the caring back in to healthcare!