Tag: Twitter

Blog Posts (2)

February 19, 2011

Docs Who Give Bad Tweet: Unprofessional or Just Uneducated?

Social networking among physicians is raising concerns for a variety of obvious reasons–it challenges our standard ways of thinking about the physician-patient relationship which for the most part has been confined to the exam room.…

May 27, 2009

Will Your Tweets Keep You Healthy Or Make You Sick?

Google has been tracking flu trends to monitor disease outbreaks for some time, but with the most recent outbreak of swine flu, social media has taken on a new role in the monitoring of health in our lives.…

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April 13, 2012 2:26 pm

To tweet, or not to tweet: Physicians misusing the internet (Medical Xpress)

It’s a brave new world online. As the influence of social media widens, the lines between users’ personal and professional lives are blurring. Doctors are no exception. According to a new study published in theJournal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), violations of online professionalism are prevalent among physicians. The study found that 92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials.