WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA IN A MEDICAL CONTEXT?
Social Media, today, encompasses the use of tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkd In, and various other social media networks. and social media blogs. This relatively recent technology, called Web 2.0, has become increasingly popular amongst healthcare workers, and many use it to communicate with both other healthcare workers, and patients. Moreover, it definitely has assumed a place in Internet Medicine, and to show the Social Media networks is definitely a factor to be taken seriously in Healthcare, the very reputable Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has established a Mayo Clinic Center For Social Media to attempt to address the use of this tool in healthcare.
MAYO CLINIC A LEADER IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Their philosophy is explained in the following words:
John Luginbill is an author, speaker, marketing strategist and CEO of the marketing firm THE HEAVYWEIGHTS. John and his team have worked with some of America’s greatest brands like Nike, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Thomas’ English Muffins. Here are his top five pick of the top five docs working with Social Media
My current top 5 (in no particular order):
- Dr. Howard J. Luks – Follow him on Twitter
- Dr. Kevin Pho – Follow him on Twitter
- Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson – Follow her on Twitter
- Dr. Bryan Vartabedian -Â Follow him on Twitter
- Dr. Mike Sevilla – Follow him on Twitter
Four Docs Discuss Social Media
See Video of Social Media in Medicine
KENT BOTTLES MD, LEADER IN SOCIAL MEDIA IN MEDICINE
-those who spend some time on the net are certainly acquainted with Kent Bottles, when it comes to Social Media in Medicine. See the following video of his take of social media in medicine
Dr Joseph Kim, with 30K Twitter Followers speaks about Social Media in Healthcare