If you are a health organization looking at growing your health informatics profile in Sri Lanka its hard to ignore social media and the mobile phone. Consider the facts:
- There are nearly 500,000 social media users in Sri Lanka who are 25 and above who have mentioned either healthcare and/or medicine as an area of interest*. This is nearly 14% of the entire facebook population in Sri Lanka!
- Even conservatively social media is growing at the rate of over 1.5 to 2 percent per year in Sri Lanka alone.
- Mobile phones are now the top source of internet use even in Sri Lanka.
With these stats in mind Health Lab Crew is happy to announce our two new services: Social and SMS
Our dedicated social media team has over 4 years experience in social media for health associations such as the Sri Lanka Medical Association and Ceylon Medical Journal.
Keeping in touch with your membership can be quite a challenge. At the same time informing them about important news and events can be rewarding experience both for the institution and member. Our SMS service is a one time installation which can then be designed to send custom SMS. The SMS can even be broken down into different categories (e.g. Life or Ordinary) so the right member gets the right message. You can even receive a SMS reply with our service.