Dell launches social media solutions site for healthcare IT

With technology changes on the horizon for the healthcare industry, Dell launched a social media site to generate ideas and solutions that would...

With technology changes on the horizon for the healthcare industry, Dell launched a social media site to generate ideas and solutions that would improve the improve the "delivery, efficiency, and quality of healthcare using IT," the company said on April 6.

The site, called IdeaStorm for Healthcare and Life Sciences, is a branch of IdeaStorm, a brainstorming site which was launched in 2007.

Kerry Bridge, head of digital media communications for Dell, told PRWeek that the site is targeted at large healthcare organizations as well as influencers and key stakeholders in the healthcare blogging industry.

"It's a huge social media community, specifically looking at healthcare IT," she says. "And these are the people we want to be talking to, share ideas with. Dell would like to be a valuable member of that community."

Dell plans to promote the site within healthcare social media communities, on its blog and company Web site, and through the newsletters that the sales force distributes.

"It's definitely a stake in the ground," she says. "...[to show] that we're committed to the healthcare industry.

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