CYA is one of the most dangerous acronyms found in a hospital. It’s not in my vocabulary. I don’t copy everyone in my organization on email responses. My notes lack pages of boilerplate language. I responsibly cover what I do without the assumption that something sinister is on the horizon from my patients or peers. And ugly things have happened. I’ve been ... Continue Reading about CYA
I caught this picture in my Twitter stream not long ago. It shows some of the leadership of the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus in Katy, Texas donning flag capes in preparation for an late shift employee town hall. When was the last time your hospital leadership raised their game in the spirit of Captain America...then published it? This is remarkable ... Continue Reading about 5 Reasons Hospital Administrators Should be Visible on Social Media
The question of physicians and renumeration for social participation makes great cocktail party, or Twitter, conversation. If you cornered me around a plate of hors d'ouvres, here’s what I might say: I think we have a responsibility to be part of the conversation. All of us should be participating in some way. Optimally we should be making the stuff that starts ... Continue Reading about Should Doctors be Paid to Use Social Media?
So you’re a hospital or a medical school, you’ve got a new blog that’s getting traction. But you want more of your doctors on board. You’ve reached out by traditional means, but not a lot of uptake. So what do you do? Your timing is great since doctors are increasingly venturing out into public spaces to write, record, converse and curate. They’re curious. ... Continue Reading about How to Recruit Doctors for a Strong Blogging Presence