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Could social media like Twitter be the next 9-1-1?

PRWeb, May 4, 2011

Social media resources may be ushering in a new era in life-saving communication tools in the health care industry, as was demonstrated via Twitter by Emory Healthcare.

As the old philosophical question begs, “If a tree falls in the middle of a forest with no one around to hear it, does it really make a sound?”

Or as an Emory Healthcare marketing and social media expert recently asked and received an answer to, “If a critically ill woman in rural south Georgia needed immediate specialized medical care, would anyone more than 150 miles away hear her family member's desperate “tweets” in time to send a life-saving helicopter?”

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