So says Gary Schwitzer, founder of Health News Review, in a post you can read here. He references three recent newscasts that have covered surgical procedures via Twitter. Beyond noting that patients should be concerned about the use of Twitter (and even TV) in the operating room, he suggests that the press should be occupying its time with discussion of issues such ... Continue Reading about Should Medical Microblogging Worry Patients?
If you’ve visited before you’ll notice a change in look and name of this site. What was Parenting Solved has become 33 Charts. I began writing on children’s health issues through Parenting Solved in 2006. While I wrote consistently through much of that time I have found myself over the past few months working to maintain my focus on honest, innovative material. I feel ... Continue Reading about 33 Charts
We hear a lot about the pioneering efforts of social media maven Scott Monty at Ford Motor Company. He’s where the influencers are (even outside the Hilton at SXSW offering free rides). Forget what he’s doing for the Ford brand, his story alone makes business news. I'm a physician and I follow him. So where’s the Scott Monty of health care? I’m still looking. It’s ... Continue Reading about Where’s the Scott Monty of Healthcare?
This is remarkable: The New York Department of Public Health is now using polished physician detail reps to approach doctors on issues of, well, public health. Polished, good-looking twenty something’s are being exploited in the name of the public good peddling information on domestic violence, cancer screening and immunization. While the department reports that ... Continue Reading about Physician Detail Reps Selling … Health?
So the other night I was contemplating my dilemma about switching from Typepad to Wordpress. I floated the question out on Twitter and received within 10 minutes about 13 responses (via feed and DM) on what I should do. Most of these responses were from smart folks who know more than I do. Not all agreed but the majority offered similar advice. There was some ... Continue Reading about Medical Crowdsourcing on Twitter
What’s going on over at ABC’s Good Morning America? In just over a week GMA has received three miserable reviews from the health care journalism watchdogs at Health News Review. The site polices health journalism and reports on reliability and accuracy. GMA’s stories on laser cures for nail fungus, HPV DNA testing as a replacement for the PAP smear, and coronary ... Continue Reading about Chasing Fuzzy Medical Journalism