This article in Stat, As social media ‘influencers,’ patients are getting a voice. And pharma is ready to pay up, raises questions about pharmaceutical supported patient influencers. An entire industry has cropped up to link drug makers with the industry’s own version of an influencer — people, usually patients, who have small but devoted followings and who might be ... Continue Reading about Patient Influencers: How Do We Protect Patients from Patients?
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this chilling prediction about a child’s digital footprint in The New Digital Age in 2013 (required reading for everyone): Near-permanent data storage will have a big impact on how citizens operate in virtual space. There will be a record of all activity and associations online, and everything added to the Internet will become part ... Continue Reading about The Frightening Reality of a Child’s Digital Footprint
The Twitter Filibuster as detailed below was suggested by Dr. Asif Qasim during a presentation at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, one of the world’s largest meetings specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. The slide as represented here drew significant dialog and discussion around the emerging role of social ... Continue Reading about The Twitter Filibuster | Tension with Medicine’s New Influencers
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