I've been to several major medical meetings recently and Twitter is beginning to see traction. Slowly but surely Twitter hashtag use among doctors at meetings is growing. The meeting vendors are there, too. I attended AGA/Digestive Disease Week this week and I have been unimpressed with the attempts of vendors to participate in the back channel. Those trying seem ... Continue Reading about Twitter and Medical Meeting Vendors
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
They’re here: Creeping researchers who see the opportunity that’s social media. Publications, position papers, professional guidelines and policies on social media are appearing faster than you can say ‘ARA grant opportunity.’ A simple search will show that some of these authors have little more than a token feel of what its like to be a doctor in the social space. ... Continue Reading about Hypocrisy and Social Media Research
It seems for many doctors Twitter activity is an outpost connected to some other online place. 48% of physicians on Twitter link to their blog according to Katherine Chretien's recent study published in JAMA. Doctors apparently understand that different types of information flow better in different channels. If you had asked me I would have estimated that this ... Continue Reading about Physicians on Twitter – 48% Link to Their Blog
This week a reporter cornered me on the issue of professional behavior in the social space. How is it defined? I didn’t have an answer. But it’s something that I think about. Perhaps there isn’t much to think about. As a ‘representative’ of my hospital and a physician to the children in my community, how I behave in public isn’t any different than a decade ago. ... Continue Reading about Defining Online Professional Behavior
We’re just a few weeks away from SXSWi, the world’s biggest meeting for those with big social thoughts. You may be thinking to yourself, ‘how can I position myself as a guru-ninja at SXSW?’ A few pointers (or so I've heard): Refer to SXSW as 'South by'. Life moves fast. You’re a busy, multitasking, out-of-the box fire starting guru maverick with thoughts of ... Continue Reading about So You Want to be a Guru at SXSW?