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21.04.2020

HCPs collaborate to solve COVID-19 questions

By Adam Doggett

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact throughout the health industry and has become a notable consideration in the care and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions. In an uncertain climate, healthcare professionals (HCPs) are joining together online to ask questions and share knowledge with peers.

Under the banner Nephrology Jrnl Club and using the hashtag #NephJC, nephrologists are stimulating conversation and sharing experiences from all over the world.

https://twitter.com/NephJC/status/1240313073396670466
https://twitter.com/divyaa24/status/1240313334571732992

HCPs are taking the opportunity to solve unanswered questions.

https://twitter.com/RidingAlex/status/1240393158254608388
https://twitter.com/NephJC/status/1240394555293339649

At designated times they gather virtually to discuss specific nephrology issues during #nephjc ‘Twitter chats’. With the current focus on COVID-19, #nephjc Twitter chats have provided timely information to nephrologists around the world.

https://twitter.com/KidneyCathy/status/1240244950886780928

While focusing on a particular country or continent, #nephjc chats promote global collaboration, with HCPs in the US interacting with peers in Europe, India and Australia during a US-based Twitter chat.

Nephrologists are not the only HCP specialism discussing how COVID-19 affects the way they care for their patients. Surgical (#covid19surgery), midwifery (#covidmaternity) and rheumatology (#covid4rheum) staff are among those who are using COVID-specific hashtags to share their learnings with colleagues around the world.

CREATION.co has been tracking the online HCP conversation relating to coronavirus since the start of the outbreak and is committed to supporting healthcare stakeholders globally. For more discussion about this research, and advice for health communicators in pharmaceutical companies during COVID-19 pandemic, see our webinar: Coronavirus Digital Communication Strategies for pharma.

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Meet the Author

Adam Doggett

As Head of Analytics Solutions, Adam brings an innovative perspective to solving bespoke client challenges and developing methodologies, helping our clients get the most value from their data and overcome the healthcare challenges they face. Adam enjoys acting and cycling, but interestingly not at the same time.

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