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?
If you pay attention to medical Twitter you’ll notice the creeping emergence long threads and clustered Tweets over the past few months. It’s long-form Twitter. This was evident during the discussion around the release of the CABANA trial - the study drew a strong response from cardiologists on Twitter who, despite the finding, were divided on the role of ablation in ... Continue Reading about Long-Form Twitter and the Physician Conversation
Here’s a doctor sued for medical malpractice that allegedly occurred while making intraoperative rap videos. Perhaps performing abdominoplasty as a dermatologist had something to do with it, but I don’t have the details. https://youtu.be/GwQc5jHzDbc Negligence notwithstanding, look at the clip and understand that this doctor’s presence at the moment this clip ... Continue Reading about Rapping Doctor Shares a Valuable Lesson
Last week cardiologist Dr. Milton Packer offered a skewed perspective on Twitter. His piece, Do You Practice Twitter-Based Medicine, published in MedPage Today called into question the value of Twitter and drew harsh blowback from physicians. What stood out was Packer’s misunderstanding of not only Twitter as a platform but the broader role of public dialog among ... Continue Reading about The Twitter Education of Dr. Milton Packer
A reader asked me to expand on a tweet that I sent last week. It was part of a thread about doctors, peer review and publishing. I was building the point that we now publish for reasons other that the creation of polished journal articles. Certain kinds of public thinking are a key element in the development of ideas. The democratization of media has created new ... Continue Reading about Writing as Public Process, Not Product
I’m excited to announce that I’m starting a podcast. The Exam Room will begin late this month. Exploring the boundaries of medicine, technology and culture The Exam Room will put a lens on the forces reshaping medicine. One of the core threads running through the program will be the idea of technologically mediated change and its effect on the work of health care ... Continue Reading about The Exam Room – A New Medical Podcast