Kent Bottles gave a presentation at #med2 describing the deficiencies in medical social media networks. He described them as too complicated and not easy to use.
SM sites are individuals or small groups.
Do you use Social Media in your practice:?
“Angry and probably not the kind of doctor you should go see” (Kent Bottles)
On the other hand 90% of Social Media is just showing up. Here is a bit from 33charts.com
SM is a great medium for research. Ask questions. Use #tags, Twitter is a great medium for just in time information.
Other Trends in Healthcare:
Electronics and Medical Monitoring:
Simulated Environments for Psychotherapy with Avatars:
More Trends to Watch:
What do Leaders Do?
Shameless Shout out for Kent Bottles, MD
Some typical professional “Social Medical Networks:
Facebook, Twitter, and Google + each have their own way of developing lists, groups and circles for groups, however none of them are secured by passwords for healthcare providers. It should also be noted that although the doctor only social networks are not HIPAA compliant….private and confidential patient matters should be de-identified.