September 27, 2010
Follow CTMC and Get Linked Into Our Social Media Networks
SAN MARCOS, TX – It is now easier than ever before to follow what is happening at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC). Social Media users can now stay up to date with CTMC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Facebook users who “Like” CTMC will get details about upcoming events like the 2010 Stars of Texas Gala and see photos of events as they are taking place. CTMC’s Twitter tweets news and health topics. LinkedIn users can stay connected with the health industry on CTMC’s LinkedIn page.
“Social Media is a useful tool for CTMC to communicate instantly and directly to patients and others who want to keep current with CTMC happenings,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director PR and Marketing. “These sites will give patients another venue to ask questions and learn what CTMC has to offer.”
CTMC now also provides a connection to CaringBridge, a website that supports and connects loved ones during a serious health event. A patient’s family can create a private website to share health updates with other family members and friends.
Social media is only one aspect of technology CTMC uses to improve patient access and quality of care. In early 2006, CTMC implemented a fully integrated electronic medical records system and this year, CTMC joined the elite ranks of 5% of hospitals in the United States with the launch of Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE). CPOE is the latest phase of electronic medical record (EMR) technology. CTMC is the only hospital system in the region using full-integrated EMR.
CTMC can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/centraltexasmedicalcenter, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ctmc_sanmarcos, and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/companies/central-texas-medical-center. For more information about our Social Media sites, visit www.ctmc.org.