Lucky Scientopia readers get to read two physician Bloggers, myself and Pal at White Coat Underground.
Last week I read a post on the site Software Advice: Social Media Can Improve Healthcare, But Are Doctors Holding Us Back? Houston Neal suggests that physicians should embrace social media. Indeed, they may have an obligation to be online, providing reliable medical information.
But doctors have been slow to adopt social media. Why? Why aren’t they using social media to talk with other professionals, connect with patients and share information with the public? The time commitment, concerns of liability, and naiveté are cited as major causes. But I think these miss the bigger picture. Social media is about more than the relationships between individuals. It’s about the dissemination of information. Information that can improve health care and save lives.
Click on over and read the original post.
I blog for my own pleasure, and benefit to my readers is secondary. Do all doctors have the obligation to connect with the world online? Or just those of us who enjoy the sport?
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