Tag Archives: social media

Crowdsourcing Medicine in the Digital Age, with Bob Wachter, MD

Bob and Ted (click to enlarge) View on Flickr.com I got to spend time yesterday with one of the “other” social media physicians, Bob Wachter, MD (@Bob_Wachter) as he crowdsources his upcoming book, tentatively titled: “Disrupted: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Digital Age.” – see: Crowdsourcing My New Book on How Computerization » » » » on to the full article

Mentors around every corner: Holly Potter and Diane Gage-Lofgren

Authentically yours, Diane Gage-Lofgren (View on Flickr.com) In this decade, someone once said to me, “health care executives are not supposed to be on social media. The risk is too great.” To which I said, “that’s funny, Diane Gage-Lofgren (@DianeLofgren) tweets me all the time.” In the decade before this one, someone once said in » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Bilton N. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. Portfolio Hardcover; 2013:304. (find in a local library) Officially, I’m twitter user approximately 14,000,000 (joining in May 2008), unofficially I’m twitter user approximately 8,000,000 (joining in August, 2007). That’s out of about 500,000,000 users today, 215,000,000 who are active. And still, in » » » » on to the full article

Presentation: Why be Social (Media)? @BerkeleyISchool

I had the opportunity in 2013 to repeat what I got to do in 2011, which is lecture at the University of California School of Information (@BerkeleyISchool) in the following course: Info 290A. Finding Health in the US: Health Care and the Information Economy | School of Information Below are the title slides from the » » » » on to the full article

Social media adoption across the generations (charts) – 2013 update

View Internet – Social Media – Twitter Adoption – 2013 refresh 10.jpeg full size I am having a conversation with my colleagues in the Kaiser Permanente Colorado (@KPColorado) region in August about communicating in the era of social media, so an update of the latest data of internet and social networking adoption is called for » » » » on to the full article


Should Your Doctor Friend You on Facebook? (Quoted on Mashable).

As the title says, I was quoted in this piece published on Mashable.com (@mashable), written by Andrea Smith (@andreasmith).

And, she did a really nice job in my opinion, putting together the data and information I mentioned in this response to a similar article published in the Seattle Times last year.

I want to recommend the policy paper written in the article, which includes as a co-author my social media collaborator Vinny Arora (@futuredocs):

Annals of Internal Medicine | Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards

This is about communication, not social media, or even technology.

The link to the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health is actually http://kp.org/centerfortotalhealth , but that’s easy to discover on this blog :).

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Dialogue about #hcsm at the 2013 #AAMCJtMtg – Academic Medicine and Social Media

Ask us about @wingofzock, or about the future in general. #hcsm breakout at the 2013 AAMC Joint Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Jennifer Salopek, Bryan Vartabedian, Vinny Arora, Ted Eytan, Sarah Sonies – View on Flickr Luckily, there’s a comprehensive Storify record of the dialogue I had the opportunity to co-lead yesterday. Bryan Vartabedian, MD (@doctor_V), » » » » on to the full article