Social Networking & Media

The role of social media in medicine and health is enormous and continuing to grow.  There are now thousands of blogs, websites and on-line health care directories to provide vast amounts of health information to interested readers.   Mobile applications are an essential tool for clinicians and patients alike; for everything from handy drug dosing information, clinical calculators to patient glucose monitoring and health promotion aids.

As a huge fan of all of social networks, blogs and social technologies – I’ve added this page for all of  our affiliated sites/ blogs/ directories and media applications.  If you are interested in being listed – please send me a comment with your blog/ site title, brief description and internet address.

I’ll be presenting a poster at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) on “Social media & the use of technology in Specialty Practice” this June, so if you are in Orlando, be sure to stop by.

Using social media to promote specialty practice – June 2012

June 2012:  Surgeons and social media gets a boost as reported in thoracic surgery news this month: one of the primary reasons surgeons cited use of social media was to improve their connections with patients.

Boulos, N. M, Maramba, I. & Wheeler, S. (2006).  Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education.  BMC Med. Educ. 2006 Aug 15; 6: 41.

Franko, I. (2011).  Twitter as a communication tool for orthopedic surgery.  Orthopedics, November 2011;34(11):873.

Lau A. S. (2011).  Hospital-based nurses’ perceptions of the adoption of Web 2.0 tools for knowledge sharing, learning, social interaction and the production of collective intelligenceJ Med Internet Res. 2011 Nov 11;13(4):e92.

Yamout,S.Z., Glick, Z.A.,Lind, D.S., Monson, R.A., Glick, P.L. (2011, July). Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. Utilizing Social Media to enhance surgeon and patient  education and communication. 96(7). p. 8-15.

Blogs/ Pages/ etc. by healthcare professionals

Dr. Kevin, MD - one of the best-known medicine blogs by a primary care physician, Dr. Kevin Pho.
Dr.  Shock’s Neurosurgery specialty blog – posts about social media and surgery.

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One thought on “Social Networking & Media

  1. Useful write-up! I definitely enjoyed it. I actually have looked over a very similar blog pertaining to orthopedic surgeons.
    Its surely worth looking at.

    Posted by Randi | October 1, 2013, 7:32 pm

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