It would appear that doctors and nurses in the social space have finally arrived. This week marked the first Blog World Expo with a track dedicated to the medical blogger. BWE brought together some of the web’s most visible medical minds including Kevin Pho (KevinMD), Rob Lamberts (Musings of a Distractible Mind), Kim McAllister (Emergiblog), Bob Coffield (Health Care ... Continue Reading about Medical Blogosphere Rising
This post by Paul Levy is interesting. He comments on a Boston hospital that has shut down employee access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The administration cites violations of the hospitals electronic policy and potential HIPAA violations. But Paul Levy, CEO of the Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess, says ‘not in my house.' But is shutting out social media such a ... Continue Reading about Should Hospitals Shut Out Social Media?
It happened again last week. A patient contacted me via Twitter with a clinical question about her child. As always, I never engage patients in the social media space. When they try to initiate an online encounter I track ‘em down immediately to let them know the safe of social media and our relationship. Here are a few things I think about when discussing the matter ... Continue Reading about When Patients Contact You via Social Media – 9 Pointers
When I was a medical student I carried around a little black notebook. It held my lists of differential diagnoses, workups, and other key clinical pearls. In the middle of clinic when I needed to know the workup for rickets I had it right at my fingertips. I had dozens of lists and differentials, many of which saved me on rounds or during busy ICU shifts. I still ... Continue Reading about 8 Ways Physicians Can Use Evernote
I think the world has reached its quota of medical memoirs.If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all.Formulaic stories of quirky patients, crises of conscience, awkward med students coming-of-age and overbearing superiors are all too much for me at this stage of my medical career. So why I might have been drawn to Gabriel Weston’s Direct Red – A Surgeon’s View of Her ... Continue Reading about Direct Red – A Direct Look
A national survey of parents published in today’s issue of Pediatrics suggests that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is 1 in 91 U.S. children. The study, “The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children in the United States, 2007,” draws on data from a survey conducted jointly by the Health Resources and ... Continue Reading about Autism Rising