Photo Friday: Bert, at 81, is the oldest Lindy Hopper in the world. He told me to learn the Lindy on YouTube.

Photo Friday: Bert, at 81, is the oldest Lindy Hopper in the world. He told me to learn the Lindy on YouTube.

View ‘2011 Lindy Hop in Dupont Circle 1964’ on Flickr.com View ‘2011 Lindy Hop in Dupont Circle 1963’ on Flickr.com When I went to check out the Sunday afternoon Lindy Hop on Dupont Circle, sponsored by the DC Lindy Exchange, I ran into Bert, pictured here, or actually he ran into me, asking me to …

What about Physician Assistants? Invasion of the Social Media Body Snatchers – JAAPA

Thanks to Jim Anderson, PA-C, ATC, (@HITorMISSPA) who accepted my suggestion to write a post about the culture of Physician Assistants and social media. This is chapter 1. LInking to it to point out that there are thought leaders across all the health professions, and the health professions are not all the same in their …

DC Social Media Club event tomorrow – I’m speaking and you should too (slides attached)

DC Social Media Club event tomorrow - I'm speaking and you should too (slides attached)

As the title of the blog post says, I finally get to come to the Washington, DC Social Media Club. This time it’s in the form of speaker, where the topic is “Here’s to Your Health – Health and Healthcare in the Social Media World.” Click here to join us tomorrow evening, 6:30 pm, in …

Less doctors e-mail their patients than priests who regularly e-mail their parishoners

From: Attention Medical Shoppers: What Health Care Can Learn from Walmart and Amazon — HBS Working Knowledge – Only 3 percent of American physicians regularly e-mail their patients, less, he (David Cutler) said, than the percentage of priests who regularly e-mail their parishioners. I can’t find the reference for this data, if anyone knows where it …

The Health Data Initiative Forum – Institute of Medicine

The Health Data Initiative Forum – Institute of Medicine – The IOM and HHS will host The Health Data Initiative Forum on Thursday, June 9, 2011 to accelerate momentum for the public use of data and innovation to improve health. The Forum, which builds on the success of The Community Health Data Initiative Forum: Harnessing the Power …

Photo Friday: Walking meeting tip – purses look great on men and walking saves lives

Photo Friday: Walking meeting tip - purses look great on men and walking saves lives

Jim Lewis, MD, and Christi Zuber, MHA, RN on Pennsylvania Avenue This week’s photograph illustrates a handy tip from my handy dandy guide to walking meetings, in which I state, under “managing mobility issues.” “Carry the other person’s bag if it’s appropriate. There are very few purses that don’t look good on me.” Jim Lewis, …

Do Medical School Deans see social media in the future of medicine? I asked Dean Stephen Klasko of @usfhealth if he does.

Do Medical School Deans see social media in the future of medicine? I asked Dean Stephen Klasko of @usfhealth if he does.

Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, USF; CEO, USF Health; Dean, University of South Florida College of Medicine (photo source: USF Health) If you look bad on a big screen, you’ll look bad on a small screen – Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA Continuing on the discussion about use of social media in health care …

Photo Friday: Resurgence of H Street, NE, Washington, DC

Photo Friday: Resurgence of H Street, NE, Washington, DC

View ‘H Street Corridor’ on Flickr On a recent walking meeting with @Lygeia , we met at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health and she said, “let me show you H-Street.” We walked around the corner and found this neighborhood in transition. I have been reading about the rebuilding of H Street for some …