Canadian Healthcare Hashtags

I’ll be blogging and tweeting about issues in healthcare and healthcare ethics (a.k.a. bioethics, clinical ethics), so I thought I’d share some Twitter hashtags that are of particular relevance in those areas. Although the topics will be Canadian focused, they should also hold a general appeal to anyone interested in the topics generally.

For those of you new to twitter, you don’t need an account to follow the tweets. You can go to Twitter’s Search engine and search the hashtags to see how the conversations are going. Here’s an example.

Here’s a link to a great list of Canadian Twitter hashtags related to healthcare, compiled by Laura O’Grady.

I’m duplicating her list here (Blogs have a strange way of disappearing):

Canadian healthcare technology hashtags

  • #cdnhealth (Canada healthcare)
  • #hcsmca (health care social media Canada)
  • #hcsmcafr (Canada Francophone Community)
  • #CdnEMR (Canada Electronic Medical Record)
  • #CdnEHR (Canada Electronic Health Record)
  • #CdnTeleMed (Canada Telemedicine)
  • #cdnpacmgt (Canada Patients’ Association Canada Meeting – live tweets of meetings)

Canadian health-relevant hashtags

  • #CHCchat (Community Health Centres chat)
  • #CHA2014 (Canada Health Accord, expires in 2014)
  • #CHC (Community Health Centres)
  • #cmahct (Canadian medical association health care transformation)
  • #cdnpoli (federal Canadian politics)
  • #ABleg (Alberta legislature)
  • #hcbc (Health Care, British Columbia)
  • #onpoli (Ontario politics)
  • #cdnfem (Canadian feminism)
  • #mededuca (medical education in Canada)

General healthcare technology hashtags

  • #hcsm (variations include country abbreviations)
  • #epatient (electronic patient)
  • #ehealth (electronic health)
  • #mhealth (mobile health)
  • #thealth (telehealth health)
  • #EHR (electronic health record)
  • #EMR (electronic medical record)
  • #socialmedia
  • #healthapps (health applications)
  • #mhsm (mental health social media)

General health-relevant hashtags

  • #hc (health care)
  • #sdoh (social determinants of health)
  • #sdh (as above)
  • #vaw (violence against women)
  • #ppd (postpartum depression)
  • #fem2 (An American import for feminism2.0)
  • #poverty
  • #homelessness
  • #pharma
  • #socpharma (social media & pharma)
  • #publichealth
  • #lyme
  • #socinnovation

Health professionals hashtags

  • #mdchat (medical doctors chat)
  • #rnchat (registered nurses chat)
  • #doctorsonline

Hashtags for health-related conferences

  • #CAPO2011 (Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, May 4th to May 5th, 2011)
  • #eHealth2011 (eHealth, May 30th to June 1st, 2011)
  • #NI2012 (11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, June 23rd to 27th, 2012)
  • #GWIV (Gathering Wisdom IV, First Nations health)

I’ll be updating this list as I come across other interesting hashtags.

(update: Monday June 13, added link to Laura O’Grady’s hashtag list)


2 thoughts on “Canadian Healthcare Hashtags

  1. Thanks for this helpful list.__You may want to add #bchc = British Columbia healthcare/health. The #bchc tag appears to be used much more frequently than "#hcbc" including use by BC Minister of Health and Healthy Families BC (also Gov't agency).______

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