St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids says it is the first to twittercast a surgery in Iowa.
This morning I logged on at 10 a.m. to follow along. The communications team took short descriptions from the medical team in OR 2 and put them out into the twittersphere. They also posted pictures and answered questions from followers.
The hospital has hosted several Web cast surgeries in the past, but says Twitter is a less invasive way to get the public into the operating room.
The text version is also a little easier for those who have a weak stomach.
You can check out St. Luke’s Twitter (StLukesCR) to read through the process and check out the photos.
If they do this again, I’ll try to pass along the info ahead of time for those who are interested.