We track more than 15,000 healthcare hashtags, but there are new ones created every day making sure our database is always expanding. If you have a hashtag you want us to track you can submit that hashtag here.
What happens after submission?
You will immediately receive a confirmation email about the submission. We will send this email to the Symplur Account you were logged in with during submission.
We will start tracking the tweets coming in on this new hashtag immediately, and we will also receive tweets from the prior 7 days.
Once submitted, the hashtag will be pending approval. We receive over 100 hashtag submissions each week, and each is manually vetted for appropriateness for inclusion in the Healthcare Hashtag Project. Approval times vary depending on the number of submissions we are working our way through, but on average it’s about 10 days.
Our clients who subscribe to Symplur Signals have immediate access, within the platform, and are not subject to this review process.
If the hashtag is approved you will receive an email notification, and a tweet will be automatically sent out from our Twitter account @healthhashtags announcing the new hashtag and, unless you opt out, mentioning the Twitter account you authenticated with during submission.
How to update a published hashtag:
It's easy to update a published hashtag. We outline the steps in this article.
Why a hashtag wasn’t published:
Hashtags submitted to the Healthcare Hashtag Project are not automatically or immediately published. Each goes through a manual review to determine if it is appropriate for this project or not. On average only about 25% of those hashtags submitted are published. The most common reasons for a hashtag not to be published include:
It's not being used at all, or its use is extremely limited.
It's not being widely enough adopted for use by multiple parties (we focus on original tweets rather than simple retweets).
It's a hashtag that already has another conversation attached to it (healthcare or not), thereby making the tweet-stream too messy and off-topic.
It's being used in what largely amounts to one-way commercial messages.