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Physicians: getting started with social media

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As more consumers turn to social media platforms to look up health issues, some experts say health care providers could use such tools to ensure their patients obtain accurate information.
Some physicians are hesitant to use social media platforms because of concerns that online postings could violate privacy and security regulations.
Experts recommend:
  • that physicians “use the same ethics and confidentiality online that you use in real life.”
  •  that physicians try blogging about medical subjects as a way to get started in the social media sphere
  • that doctors use Twitter to follow health-related topics
  • that health care providers should consider establishing Facebook pages
iHeallthBeat. Experts Offer Strategies To Help Physicians Get Started in Social Media. Online, 5th of April 2011
http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2011/4/5/experts-offer-strategies-to-help-physicians-get-started-in-social-media.aspx#ixzz1IgGUyedt

Written by hbasset

April 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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