I can’t get Wes Fisher’s post from yesterday out of my mind. When the Doctor's Always In talks about the creeping expectation of physician availability. Newer, more efficient forms of media and communication have created the belief that doctors should be available nearly instantly and all the time. It started with the pager and it’s evolved to real-time social ... Continue Reading about The Boundaries of Physician Availability
The big news last week was Open Notes - the trial underway at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital where patients have unbridled access to their electronic records. After a summary of the project was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine the story made headlines. The news: While patients have always had the right to their own records, Open Notes improves ... Continue Reading about Will Open Notes Revolutionize Patient Care?
They say transparency’s king. The more you share the better you look. But I’ve got rules. Here are a few things you won’t find in my Twitter stream: Beer. I was recently speaking at a meeting out of town and caught up with some friends at the end of the day to visit and have a beer. I was in a different time zone and noted on Twitter the specific microbrew I was ... Continue Reading about 6 Things I Never Talk About on Twitter
If you want to see the difference between how doctors and patients think, read Jerome Groopman’s How Doctors Think and Thomas Goetz’s The Decision Tree. The contrast is striking. How Doctors Think, while offering a comprehensive review of the cognitive missteps made by physicians, is terminally physician-centric in its analysis of the relationship we share with ... Continue Reading about How Doctors Think – How Patients Think
Last week I wrote about why doctors don’t use LinkedIn. While the post intended to break down why doctors weren’t inclined to use LinkedIn, I never meant to suggest that it can’t be helpful for practicing physicians. Enough people messaged me and commented (here and on Better Health) that I feel I should address the issues of doctors and LinkedIn with a broader ... Continue Reading about Why Doctors Should Use LinkedIn
For the most comprehensive overview of what doctors can do with LinkedIn, check out the LinkedIn Physician Guide over on The Public Physician. It covers all the stuff in Why Physicians Don't Use LinkedIn and more. Where are the doctors on LinkedIn? If you spend any time there you’ll find that we’re few and far between. Sure there are the entrepreneurs, the physician ... Continue Reading about Why Physicians Don’t Use LinkedIn