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Kathi Browne
Works at BrowneKnows Social Media
Attended Bowling Green State University
Lives in Knoxville, TN
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What happened in our country that people think it's okay to lash out at those who protect us? Eventually we're all impacted.

Today Blount county laid to rest one of our own. Proud of how our local folks have shown support. 
SOUTH KNOXVILLE - Hundreds of community members, family, friends and fellow officers gathered at Sevier Heights Baptist Church Tuesday to remember fallen officer Kenny Moats.
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Could Old Cures Be Key to Defeating Super Bugs
We hear a lot about antibiotic resistance. I just listened to a fascinating podcast that I wanted to share. It's just food for thought, but it was so interesting.
In the war on devilish microbes, our weapons are starting to fail us. What if the only way forward is backward?
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Thanks Kathi!!! Have a nice day (as is today in Nice, wheater side!
Cheers
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Our neighbors had a car broken into and they caught a glimpse of the possible thief on camera. Does anyone recognize this guy? His clothing choice is rather unique.
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Greetings to you Kathi
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From Google Glass to Smart Watches ... do you see potential in this evolving technology?
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Yes +Kathi Browne. I do. Will be in touch soon in response to earlier messages. Paul
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Dangggg ... Were you a victim?
The Blount County sheriff said a Maryville businessman was part of an elaborate fencing and illicit drug operation.
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Check out this floor chalk drawing! Close up it just looks like a chalk drawing that runs from the floor to the wall but when you get your picture taken with it it turns into a 3D experience.

Way to go artist +Tracy Lee Stum​!
#asco16
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Wow!
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Outside of journals and professional organizations, where do you get your medical news?
Over a one-year period, academic cardiovascular physicians at the Mayo Clinic used a new Twitter account to share medical news and gained more than 1,200 followers, with tweets of original journal content garnering the greatest response, according to an article published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
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I get some of mine from professional social media. Sermo. Doximity, Listserv for my specialty, Medscape, 
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After the CDC admitted last year's flu vaccine was mostly ineffective, people are starting to refuse getting vaccinated. How will this effect healthcare sites where vaccinations are mandatory? Have any of you seen pushback this year?
This years 2015-2016 flu shots in the United States are showing 18 percent effectiveness in adults and 15 percent effectiveness in children according to local
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A new vaccine every year causes viral adaption
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After reading about businesses cashing in on this new +Pokémon GO craze, I decided to see if I could make it work for me too.

When my young adult son asked if we could do dinner together, I suggested we walk the trails and look for Pokémon. He bit! Now I have a new walking partner and he's none the wiser!!!
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Nice! I think I will try that! 
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Not so smart after all ... ha ha
A 32-year-old Birmingham man who claimed he was too intelligent to be caught has been arrested near a mobile home community in Maryville, Tennessee.Blount County Deputies were dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle that belonged to Tony Michael Can
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I just gotta vent ...!

I can't believe the IRS would send a non-descript letter basically saying we received a tax return with your name and social... To prove it's valid, send us info from your prior year tax return, current return, and supporting documents... we won't process your return until we hear back.

First, If I previously sent the IRS a tax filing with all supporting documentation and they are questioning the validity, why would providing a second copy satisfy them?
Second, why would I give out secure data like social security numbers and past filings to a potentially bogus website or phone number -- especially after healthcare.gov was so unsecure?
Third, how can I answer if the tax filing they received is legit if I don't know how much it was filed for?
Fourth, this is the SECOND time the IRS has asked for confirmation of identity this tax year which makes me think its either fake or the IRS is stalling to avoid paying refunds on-time.

But guess what, folks. It appears to legitimately be the IRS approach to confirming valid filings. God forbid they actually compare it to the past eight years of similar filings!

Anyone else getting these ridiculous letters?
Understanding Your 5071C Letter. This letter tells you that the IRS received a tax return with your name and/or social security number and needs to verify your identity. You can verify your identity using our secure Identity Verification Service site at idverify.irs.gov.
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I would agree if we hadn't already responded to a similar request in April.
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Estimated 2.5-year survival increase in myeloma patients with lenalidomide maintenance after transplant per #ASCO16
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I just learned something..
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Work
Occupation
Healthcare Social Media Consultant
Skills
Social Engagement, Branding, Networking,, Speaking, Training, Community Building, Hangouts on Air (HOA), Google+, Twitter, Linkedin
Employment
  • BrowneKnows Social Media
    Consultant, 2010 - present
    I help health systems and individual practices build a positive digital footprint. I also apply current social tools to internal needs to improve efficiency, communicate better, and build a more positive brand. I provide on-site or virtual training and am available for workshops and retreats.
  • Wingspouse Consulting
    Owner and Speaker, 2009 - 2011
    I introduced the wingspouse concept to leadership couples who wanted to improve communication using spouses, social media, and more.
  • CAPBOR
    Volunteer
  • Monarch Paxar
    Sr. Technical Writer
  • Software Solutions, Inc.
    Software support/training
  • Frontier Engineering (WPAFB)
    Software documentation
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Currently
Knoxville, TN
Previously
Madisonville, KY - Jackson, MI - Beavercreek, OH
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Healthcare Social Media Consultant & Glass Community Leader
Introduction
I am a social media consultant, specializing in healthcare communications, and founder of Healthcare Talk and Healthcare Glass Explorers communities on Google+. I have a indepth knowledge of current social platforms and a strong grasp of how patient privacy (HIPAA) plays into such communication. My company, BrowneKnows Social Media, has been evangelizing social communication in healthcare for many years through blog posts, tweetchats, community moderation, Google+ hangouts, and YouTube playlists.

As a community leader and hangout host, I facilitate broadcast discussions on a variety of healthcare topics and share them with my communities (check out my YouTube channel). 
As a Helpout provider, I am available online to provide advice on healthcare-related marketing, communications, and social media.

I specialize in building communities that serve both patients and healthcare providers. I also introduce a variety of social tools and technology to help healthcare organizations work smarter, increase visibility, and establish a reputation in the market. I am especially knowledgeable in Google+ and make a conscious effort to keep a pulse on where social is headed rather than where it has been.

Did I mention that Google named me as one of the ten founding Glass Community Leaders for my efforts in building the Healthcare Glass Community? Some fascinating things are happening in healthcare technology!

I am also a published author about Twitter, a curious explorer or Pinterest, a harsh critic of Facebook, a participant on Quora, a leverager of LinkedIn, and a big fan of Google+!

I don't believe anything is boring. In fact, I can have fun doing just about anything!

Oh yeah... I have a degree in creative writing with a minor in art. With one class left to complete a dual major, my professor drew on my picture with a green sketching pencil. I refused to take another class from him, and graduated early instead. That was in 1985 and I haven't forgiven him yet. lol

Circles Suggestions: healthcare marketing, social media, hospital communications, healthcare innovation, healthcare speakers, connectors, glass explorers
Bragging rights
I was diagnosed with prosopagnosia (face blindness) by Dr. Oliver Sacks. Because I feel handicapped trying to recognize familiar faces in a crowd, I often change my own appearance to throw people off. The rest of the time, I treat everyone like a close friend, because they might be.
Education
  • Bowling Green State University
    BFA in Creative Writing, 1982 - 1985
  • Wright State University
    Accounting, 1987 - 1987
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Female
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Married
Other names
Kathi Corl, wingspouse, browneknows, cleverkibitzer, KathiBrowne