Sunday, April 19, 2009

AMA joins the Health Train Express

 

Who said the American Medical Association is out of touch with today's rising provider stars under the age of 55? Not relevant? Does not represent the vast majority of physicians in regard to government regulations?  A group of Medical Politicians? Not so! The AMA now has a place on Twitter, and  "Twits" about all things medical.  Actually the correct term is   "Tweet".

Tweetie Pie is a 1947 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng and produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons, depicting the first pairing of Tweety and Sylvester.

I hope that my dues to the AMA are not being spent on this 'ridiculous' means of marketing and communications. The twits are limited to somewhere around 140 characters. Twit is actually meant for cell phone and smart messaging.  It is equivalent to your pager going off to tell you about some medical news or other item the AMA deems important to physician members.  (They ought to spend more time and money for information flowng at them, not from them.)

I started this particular entry several days ago......not much interest now in finishing it.

On to more challenging issues, such as how and why TARP is around and how we will be 'stimulated' and prodded to adopt EHR and HIT. There is much material to review and I will be back!!

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