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
If you want to know about hospitals and how they’re using social media, you should check out Ed Bennett. He’s making a career following the social media habits of hospitals. And these are the latest stats showing that Twitter use is among the rise and recently edged out YouTube as the platform of choice in U.S. Hospitals. The trend is remarkable. So how many ... Continue Reading about Hospitals Love Twitter
I’m quoted this week in American Medical News on the subject of physician branding. I picked up on it this afternoon when someone in my Twitter feed suggested in exasperation that, “now we’re branding physicians…” But doctor brands are actually a thing. Actually, physicians have always had their own brands, we just don’t think of doctors that way.For the uninitiated, ... Continue Reading about Doctor Brands
Like everybody else I struggle with information overload. It seems I just can’t keep up with what’s important.Too much information and too little time.And way too much noise.Yet I find myself drawn to Twitter, potentially the greatest source of health and medical noise imaginable. How could that be? As it turns out, Twitter has the capacity to serve as a ... Continue Reading about Twitter as a Human Filter
During the AMA NAMC conference last week Cleveland Clinic had an obvious presence that showcased their progressive and strategic approach to media relations and web-based healthcare. During my live Tweet of a presentation by eCleveland Clinic executive director, Dr. C. Martin Harris, I decided to see if Cleveland Clinic was really on the ball. I asked, via Twitter, ... Continue Reading about The Cleveland Clinic is Listening – Are You?
Last week I spoke on social media at the AMA’s National Association of Medical Communicators conference in New Mexico. Loads of interest and lots of questions from physicians and communication professionals. The number one question: “How do I find time for social media?” This is a great question since social media outlets are not only growing but they’re ... Continue Reading about Are Doctors Too Busy for Social Media?