It’s remarkable that hospitals still keep weekend schedules. On Saturday and Sunday, things stop. They don’t stop, but they really do. ORs operate with emergency staffing. Routine diagnostic imaging is held until Monday morning. Saturday and Sunday schedules are a throwback to a time when the tempo of health care was set by the doctor’s rounds and the hands of a ... Continue Reading about Weekend Medicine
Social Health’s Sewer of Self-Interest
There’s an affirmation bias in public dialog. We only like things. Facebook, for example, only offers Like button. To dislike is not PC. It contributes to the social health sewer of self-interest. Perhaps we can thank the marketers. In social’s early history, we took our cues from marketing professionals who were the early adopters in the use of new media. ... Continue Reading about Social Health’s Sewer of Self-Interest
How Twitter has Changed
On a recent Stanford MedX Google Hangout I was asked how Twitter had changed since I began using it in 2008. Initially it was relatively private and consisted of a patchwork of organic microconversations for those who chose to sign on. It seemed to be more conversation than curation and sharing. It felt edgy and raw in terms of subject matter. The only people ... Continue Reading about How Twitter has Changed
LinkedIn as a Publishing Platform for Physicians
Today LinkedIn expanded its publishing platform to allow users to create and share long form posts. Before today, content creation had been a LinkedIn feature limited to a small number of LinkedIn influencers. The launch of this feature will be limited to 25,000 users and rollout worldwide will take place over the coming two months. Posts will appear as part of ... Continue Reading about LinkedIn as a Publishing Platform for Physicians
Laughing at ZDoggMD
I spend a lot of time addressing physician audiences. It's a pretty regular thing that I use Zubin Damania (ZDoggMD) to showcase the individual physician voice. He provides a great example of creative expression that leverages todays tools to change ideas about health. He's a core player in what I like to refer to as medicine's emerging digital ... Continue Reading about Laughing at ZDoggMD
Should Doctors Live by a Different Standard?
I had a Twitter exchange yesterday centered on the question of whether we should behave differently, or hold things back, as doctors using social media. It’s an interesting question when you consider that our personal and professional lives are increasingly difficult to keep separate. For the most part, my personal and professional presence are one in the ... Continue Reading about Should Doctors Live by a Different Standard?