Archive for the ‘social media’ Category

Should patients have access to their records?

April 19, 2010

CWRUmedicine Poll

In the growing world of modern medicine and PHR technology should patients have access to their medical records or is too much information for people to handle? Should physicians be involved in the process to ensure accurate analysis and handle emotions?

Share your opinion and tell us what you think.

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Which tool do you use to keep up with medical news?

April 12, 2010

CWRUmedicine Poll

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March 23, 2010

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Is Twitter necessary for physicians & other medical professionals? Vote today

March 22, 2010

Twitter has captured the mainstream imagination, with celebrities and news organizations embracing the medium. Will Twitter soon be an essential tool for medical practices? VOTE NOW

More doctors are using Twitter to connect both with patients and other medical professionals. Some hospitals have “live-Tweeted” surgery, to great fanfare, allowing the public a peek into the operating room and giving them an opportunity to ask the surgeons questions mid-procedure.

Other doctors use Twitter to communicate with patients. Generally not to give medical advice, but to guide the public to reputable sources of information, or share breaking medical news. The CDC, for instance, uses Twitter to provide constant updates on H1N1 influenza.

Finally, Twitter offers an invaluable opportunity for doctors to ask questions of other medical providers. Given the real-time nature of Twitter, opinions and answers to clinical issues can be obtained immediately.

Some doctors simply do not have enough time to Twitter, or utilize other social media applications like Facebook. And time spent with patients in the social media sphere is certainly not compensated by health insurance.

But Twitter is a valuable way to reach thousands of people at once. And for busy doctors, who often need to both inform patients and connect with other medical colleagues, that can be an invaluable.

Vote in this month’s CWRUmedicine SHARE communication poll to tell us what you think.

Is Twitter necessary for physicians and other medical professionals? Vote now

March 9, 2010

More doctors are using Twitter to connect both with patients and other medical professionals. Some hospitals have “live-Tweeted” surgery, to great fanfare, allowing the public a peek into the operating room and giving them an opportunity to ask the surgeons questions mid-procedure.

Other doctors use Twitter to communicate with patients. Generally not to give medical advice, but to guide the public to reputable sources of information, or share breaking medical news. The CDC, for instance, uses Twitter to provide constant updates on H1N1 influenza.

Finally, Twitter offers an invaluable opportunity for doctors to ask questions of other medical providers. Given the real-time nature of Twitter, opinions and answers to clinical issues can be obtained immediately.

Some doctors simply do not have enough time to Twitter, or utilize other social media applications like Facebook. And time spent with patients in the social media sphere is certainly not compensated by health insurance.

But Twitter is a valuable way to reach thousands of people at once. And for busy doctors, who often need to both inform patients and connect with other medical colleagues, that can be an invaluable.

Vote in this month’s CWRUmedicine SHARE communication poll, to tell us what you think.

Is Twitter necessary for physicians & other medical professionals? Vote today

March 5, 2010

More doctors are using Twitter to connect both with patients and other medical professionals. Some hospitals have “live-Tweeted” surgery, to great fanfare, allowing the public a peek into the operating room and giving them an opportunity to ask the surgeons questions mid-procedure.

Other doctors use Twitter to communicate with patients. Generally not to give medical advice, but to guide the public to reputable sources of information, or share breaking medical news. The CDC, for instance, uses Twitter to provide constant updates on H1N1 influenza.

Finally, Twitter offers an invaluable opportunity for doctors to ask questions of other medical providers. Given the real-time nature of Twitter, opinions and answers to clinical issues can be obtained immediately.

Some doctors simply do not have enough time to Twitter, or utilize other social media applications like Facebook. And time spent with patients in the social media sphere is certainly not compensated by health insurance.

But Twitter is a valuable way to reach thousands of people at once. And for busy doctors, who often need to both inform patients and connect with other medical colleagues, that can be an invaluable.

I encourage you to vote in this week’s CWRUmedicine SHARE communication poll to tell us what you think.

Is Twitter necessary for physicians and other medical professionals? Vote now

March 2, 2010

Twitter has captured the mainstream imagination, with celebrities and news organizations embracing the medium. Will Twitter soon be an essential tool for medical practices? VOTE NOW

More doctors are using Twitter to connect both with patients and other medical professionals. Some hospitals have “live-Tweeted” surgery, to great fanfare, allowing the public a peek into the operating room and giving them an opportunity to ask the surgeons questions mid-procedure.

Other doctors use Twitter to communicate with patients. Generally not to give medical advice, but to guide the public to reputable sources of information, or share breaking medical news. The CDC, for instance, uses Twitter to provide constant updates on H1N1 influenza.

Finally, Twitter offers an invaluable opportunity for doctors to ask questions of other medical providers. Given the real-time nature of Twitter, opinions and answers to clinical issues can be obtained immediately.

Some doctors simply do not have enough time to Twitter, or utilize other social media applications like Facebook. And time spent with patients in the social media sphere is certainly not compensated by health insurance.

But Twitter is a valuable way to reach thousands of people at once. And for busy doctors, who often need to both inform patients and connect with other medical colleagues, that can be an invaluable.

I encourage you to vote in this week’s CWRUmedicine SHARE communication poll, located below, to tell us what you think.