Using Web Analytics and Social Media to Improve Knowledge Translation and Increase Patient Engagement

Title

Using Web Analytics and Social Media to Improve Knowledge Translation and Increase Patient Engagement

Creator

Robins S; Siden H; Pawliuk C; Hermansen AM

Publisher

PedPalASCNet

Date

2017

Description

For the last several months our team of clinicians and health librarians have been collecting analytics data via Google Analytics, Twitter analytics, and MailChimp analytics to inform the following projects as part of an outreach strategy:
  • The re-design and revision of an existing website showcasing a pan-Canadian collaboration (PedPalASCNET) between experts in pediatric palliative care. We have also begun drafting and designing a second website centered around a study titled “Optimizing the Management of Pain and Irritability in Children with Severe Neurological Impairments.”
  • The re-evaluation of our social media presence, based on user engagement with our monthly citation list email campaigns, titled “Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care Research”
  • A digital library to showcase and make available the latest research in the area of pediatric palliative care, containing the metadata to over 500 carefully selected publications
Our primary goal has been to communicate and translate the knowledge from our projects in a way which caregivers, clinicians, and researchers can readily understand. A second goal has been to promote and disseminate the knowledge from other researchers’ projects. These goals have been enhanced by our ability to promote research via our social media presence and monthly mailing list, and by having a digital library to make pediatric palliative research more accessible and discoverable.
(presented November 2017)

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use. It is licensed under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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Citation

Robins S; Siden H; Pawliuk C; Hermansen AM, “Using Web Analytics and Social Media to Improve Knowledge Translation and Increase Patient Engagement,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11062.

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