Today marked the first class of Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence, a Rice University course (English 278) that I’m co-teaching with my Medical Futures Lab partner-in-crime, Kirsten Ostherr, PhD. Our course examines how developments in mobile, social, personal and global health are transforming research, communication, and medical practice. Topics of ... Continue Reading about An English Prof and a Pediatrician Walk into a Bar…
This is a rough transcript of a brief presentation given to the American Gastroenterological Association/Digestive Disease Week. I want to thank the AGA/Digestive Diseases Week for inviting me on this panel of speakers. It's exciting to see the AGA recognize the need for professional education in social media. I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 when there were few ... Continue Reading about To Tweet or Not to Tweet – AGA/DDW Social Media
This study in the Journal of Medical Ethics caught the eye of the media this week. French medical residents believe that insufficient privacy protection on Facebook has the potential to impact the doctor-patient relationship. I’m not sure if this is brilliant or obvious. Here’s a fact: A patient’s knowledge about his doctor has the potential to influence their ... Continue Reading about Facebook – A Risk to the Doctor-Patient Relationship?
Sometimes I have downtime in clinic and I peek in on Twitter. Is this a problem? It’s an interesting question because I think there are considerations for physicians and other health professionals. Let me say first of that the needs of my kids (in my home and in my clinic) are always met before my communication needs. Professional calls (barring ... Continue Reading about Should Doctors Tweet Between Patients?