I keep an archive of every biography I have ever created or used. There are dozens of them. I have short bios and long bios. I have bios skewed toward writing and others that reflect aspects of my academic work. These bios show that over the course of my career my trajectory, focus and story have evolved. The biography is how we want to be seen While my biography is ... Continue Reading about Biography Timeline – The Story of a Career in Evolution
The CNN Mayo Clinic hatchet job illustrates a dilemma faced by health care organizations. Specifically, the position hospitals find themselves in when wrongly accused of patient mistreatment. Those connected with the alleged mistreatment have the ability to say what they want without accountability. But health privacy law prevents hospitals from publicly defending ... Continue Reading about CNN, the Mayo Clinic and Healthcare’s Dialog Double Standard
I remember speaking to the graduating class of medical students at Baylor College of Medicine. After a rousing group discussion over a number of interesting social media dilemmas, one budding orthopod chimed in that he was opting out of a public presence. He was going to stay quietly below the Google radar, he reassured me in front of his classmates. It was one of ... Continue Reading about Google Always Has a First Page About You
What caught my eye this week was the case of a young doctor involved in a medical error. Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a cardiothoracic fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital at the time, was publicly accused of lying to a patient to cover up a surgical mistake. As the case evolved so did the long digital trail associated with his alleged lying. The attorney who made the accusation ... Continue Reading about Reputation Rescue – How Dr. Ricardo Quarrie Can Repair His Digital Footprint
Recently the New York Times unpacked Gwyneth Paltrow’s blockbuster lifestyle brand, Goop. Brilliantly written by Taffy Brodesser-Anker it shows how calculated controversy (generated in part by vagina steaming and coffee enemas) is part of the strategic plan for this 250 million dollar media company. Check out The Guardian follow-up that captures how Goop has built its ... Continue Reading about Goop Effect – How Outrage Drives Bad Health Information
Recently Dr. Vinay Prasad published a Tweetorial covering why Twitter might be a better place for editorial commentary than a formal letter to the editor. This week Paul Sufka riffed on the ANA. Interesting ideas and a new and interesting use of Twitter. Long-form Twitter is the spawn of its move to 280 character tweets and our ability to daisy chain them in new ... Continue Reading about The Tweetorial: Better Than a Letter to the Editor But as Good as a Blog Post?