Foursquare for Hospitals – Best Resources

Foursquare for HospitalsThe applications for Foursquare in real life are endless. I would say it is my favorite mobile-social app ever. This time I am focusing on how Hospitals can make good use of this amazing tool. Here some of the best resources, research, and recommendations on how to use Foursquare for Hospitals effectively:

Hospitals on Foursquare – A National Survey

This table (opens new window) contains data on over 780 Hospital Foursquare accounts. Researched in January 2011, it includes unique users, total check-ins and indicates if the hospital as claimed their venue. This data

Healthcare checks into Foursquare

But when I saw Foursquare posts in Twitter searches that showed people checking in at our hospitals, I became a bit more interested. Now, I’m glad these posts show up in Twitter and Facebook feeds, because I can respond

Innovative Nurse

Foursquare is a mobile application that allows users to “check in” at specific locations. Nearly 1000000 businesses are already on foursquare and over 20000000 people use Foursquare to connect with local businesses.

Your Hospital and Location-Based Networks

The post looked at Facebook Places and Foursquare and how they’ll impact hospitals. One obvious potential is for patients to use the comments and tips features to make remarks about their experience with a given provider

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