Posts Tagged ‘doctors’
“one study found that a primary care physician would have to read 341 relevant medical journals and 7,287 monthly articles, equaling more than 627 reading hours per month, just to stay current on all medical literature. But who has time when you’re treating patients?“
“Physicians are more likely to read the print version of new medical journals versus any type of digital version, including full digital reproductions, the publication’s website as well as tablet and smart phone applications, according to the Kantar Media Sources & Interactions Study, September 2012 – Medical/Surgical Edition.
The study reveals that 90% of doctors read the print version of current issues of medical journals, far more than the 48% reading journals digitally. Of all doctors surveyed, 98% read current issues of journals and 44% utilize two or more platforms for reading. (…)
Unsurprisingly, younger doctors are more inclined to be digital readers than their older colleagues. However, even among the youngest demographic, print is still the most-used platform for reading current issues of journals”.
Publishers and Advertisers Can’t Go 100% Digital If They Want to Reach Majority of Doctors. PharmaLive, November 2012, Available from: http://pharmalive.com/news/index.cfm?articleid=867937&categoryid=43
An interesting study on Health professionals reputation is published by Medical News Today this week:
- People are more likely to trust health messages tweeted by doctors who have a lot of followers, but not the messages they retweet
- People may perceive tweets and retweets differently depending on the source of the content
- In the social media universe, the number of followers that a layperson has seems to translate into trustworthiness
Read more on:
Study Of The Credibility Of Health Messages On Twitter, Medical News Today, 28th of September 2012. Available from:
– how hospital libraries are facing budget pressure involving clinical staff
– using mobile devices and apps to deliver information to health professionnals
– the new version of Elsevier MDConsult, now called ClinicalKey
– medical e-books at OUP and BMJ
Harris, Sian. Bringing information to doctors. Research Information, Aug./Sept. 2012. pp. 19-21. Available from: http://researchinformation.msgfocus.com/files/amf_europa_science/project_26/RIaug12Web.pdf
A recent front page story in the NY Times [12-15-11] highlights a disturbing trend about the potential for significant distraction from cell phones and messaging devices leading to patient harm, as physicians as well as other providers embrace this technology in the hospital and physician offices and clinics for communication. (…)
Although cell phones and messaging devices can certainly enhance communication in the hospital setting between providers caring for patients, the potential for overuse as well as misuse of the technology has become more apparent more recently as the potential for patient harm has surfaced. (…)
At any given time, the number of hospital staff texting, surfing the net, doing online shopping and using social networking sites is a growing problem according to the author of the article.
One particular setting of concern is the operating room where the potential for long cases allows anesthesiologists, circulating nurses, as well as perfusionists to access their cell phones. Checking email, sending texts, and surfing the net, can be potential hazards to patients, when personel need to be focused on patient monitoring. (…)
Multitasking is certainly rewarded in our culture of medical care today. However, it should not come in the way of safety and proper patient care and attention.
Patients should not suffer due to rapidly expanding technologies—technologies which were ultimately designed to enhance and improve their care.
Glatter, Robert. Distracted Doctoring. Medscape Connect, Posted on 15th of December 2011. http://boards.medscape.com/forums?128@@.2a2ce7ea!comment=1
QuantiaMD and Care Continuum Alliance Study Explores the Role of Social Media in Improving Patient Care
- Physicians are highly engaged with social media for both personal and professional use
- Nearly 90% of physicians use at least one social media site for personal use
- while over 65% have used at least one to support their professional practice
- Physicians see promise in online physician and patient communities for improving patient care, but are struggling with the associated challenges
- Over 20% of respondents are “Connected Clinicians” who use two or more social media sites for both personal and professional use
- Only 11% of study participants were familiar with online patient communities, but of those with a familiarity, an impressive two-thirds believe these communities have a positive effect on patients
- Almost 40% of these physicians say they already recommend these communities to their patients and another 40% would consider recommending them, suggesting a growing acceptance by the medical community
- Nearly 30% of clinicians access online physician communities
Source: PharmaLive, Online on 12th of September 2011.