Many provider organizations have been looking for enterprise social networking tools, but haven’t found ones that met their needs. Next Wave Connect has 27 organizations as founding members, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sharp HealthCare.

At the last HIMSS meeting in New Orleans, I saw a great presentation by Ferdinand Velasco, M.D., vice president and CMIO, and Luis Saldana, M.D., associate CMIO, of Texas Health Resources on their efforts to use social media to enhance internal communications.

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Source: Could This Be the Social Networking Platform Health IT Leaders Have Been Waiting For?