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#HealthXPh recent tweet chat just broke all its previous analytics records, again!

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Means, healthcare and patient advocates could be (twitter) rockstars too, someday.

Here’s why:

1. Interesting, enjoyable and humanely topic.
Humans are social. People like to discuss interesting, enjoyable and affirmative topic. Anything related to a healthcare advocacy is inherently positive I think.  Advocacies are uniquely human activities. Right?

2. Global, like minded but opinion diverse participants.
Alas! I’m overwhelmed by the 77 participants! Thanks to the transcript, I have time to review the 77 thoughts thrown in the discussion. For information sponge like me, that’s just plain and simple, yebah!

3. Probing, enthusiastic and brutally honest moderator.
Okay, I might be exaggerating. But I simply stopped for a moment, to racked my brains for answers every time the moderator, Stef  Dela Cruz (www.stefdelacruz)  throw questions to participants. Special mention to the killer subquestions.

4. Open mindedness that could swallow a universe of ideas.
The exchange of ideas were passionate. I’m still amaze at how the 140 character tweets would trigger a (fast) flurry of exchanges without resulting to duels! The learnings are so vast! I’m beginning to think, social interactions online, like twitter is just an iteration of human interaction offline.

5. Very accommodating, grateful and positively vibed tweeps participating.
When you stumble upon like minded people on twitter, the first impression you’ll have is the politeness and courtesy extended to the newbies. As a newbie, I loved the kindness. Everybody likes positive vibes. Even the tweaked songs like “tweet, tweet, tweet, tweeeet!” by Doc Buboy is a reflection of how positivity is infective even in tweetverse!

Even healthcare and patient advocates could be rockstars too, on twitter that is! Agree?

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (

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