We sometimes forget that public transparency can be scary. I’ve found this particularly true for doctors. And they tell me so. This tweet from MD Anderson’s Dr. Garcia-Manero hints that the daily digital repartee that I take for granted isn’t so easy for the newbie. This 33 charts comment came in today from a rheumatologist, Dr. Irwin Lim of BJC Health. It ... Continue Reading about Does Fear Keep Doctors from 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?
I learned this only recently: people vary in how they like to consume their content. For the longest time I managed the distribution of my blog content passively: push it out on RSS and Twitter. Then let the chips fall where they may. But I have been ignorant to the fact that different people get information in different ways. There are those who use Facebook ... Continue Reading about People Consume Information Differently
I suspect that in the next couple of years we’ll see the emergence of a viable social network for physicians. It hasn’t happened yet but I suspect that we’re getting close. Physicians are increasingly dabbling in mainstream social sites. But maybe that’s a problem. After all, a doctor can only hang in so many places. If you have “The Facebook for Doctors” do ... Continue Reading about How Many Places Can a Doctor Live?