IPPOSI Chief Executive, Dr Derick Mitchell, co-hosted a session of the #irishmed tweet chat with Mr Richard Corbridge (HSE Chief Information Officer – @R1chardatron) and Dr Dmitri Wall (Irish Skin Foundation – @DmitriWall) on the topic of ‘Electronic Health Records in Ireland’. 209 participants generated generated 1,721 tweets (and no small amount of enthusiasm) that resulted in almost five million impressions.
#irishmed is a live, twitter-driven event which takes place every Wednesday at 10 pm Irish time on all things relating to Irish medicine, north and south. The regular host of this popular 1-hour forum is Liam Farrell, @drlfarrell, a GP and writer. For people with Twitter accounts, to join the tweet chat, all you have to do is log into your Twitter account and search for the hashtag #Irishmed. Tweets are welcome from everyone, health care professionals, patients, carers; overseas comments are also welcome.