The first 10 weeks of Health Care Social Media Europe’s (#hcsmeu) existence has been characterised not only by our listening, learning, linking and frenetic debate, but also by our constant reference to three themes that we seem to return to regardless of the discussion in hand.
The #hcsmeu community has been consistent in its strident calls for engagement, transparency, and access in health care, and has frequently turned its unwavering gaze on the impediments to action it perceives. In recognition of this, as co-founders of a movement that we are proud to be a part of, Silja Chouquet and myself are today proposing that the time has come to begin to transform #hcsmeu’s formative activities into normative ones.
To that end, we invite you, the reader, the existing members of the community, and everyone, everywhere who wishes to join us in the proactive pursuit of our aims, to consider the following draft of our mission statement and append your name to it.
Please join us in our mission to drive forward social media adoption in health care in Europe.