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…” Actually, physicians have always had their own brands, we just don’t think of doctors that way.For the uninitiated, a brand is the indelible thought that ... Continue Reading about Doctors as 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
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?
This week, in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico some of the country’s thought leaders in medical communication met for the American Medical Association’s National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC) 29th Annual Conference. NAMC is an organization of physicians and media professionals dedicated to effective medical messaging. There’s never been a better time for a ... Continue Reading about MDs and New Media – Let’s Not Get Left Behind