Semester 3 Week 5: E-patients and doctors in social media

First slideshow: The world of e-patients

  • Statistics about how patients use the web (source is Pew Internet Project Survey)
  • Describing apomediation
  • How to help e-patients as doctors (don’t use jargons, be patient, show credible sites focusing on medically reliable information)

Take-home message:

Physicians of the 21st century must be qualified to meet the expectations of e-patients. They’re the new generation of patients.

Second slideshow: Doctors in social media

  • What is social media?
  • Traditional vs social media (pros and cons)
  • I have an opinion and post it online
  • But others have their own opinions as well
  • It becomes hard to find information and we need places/sites where information is collected and selected by other experts and collegues.
  • How to find a collegue or get answer for a medical question? By using telephone, Google or Facebook? Certainly not…
  • We need medical community sites
  • Examples: Tiromed.com, Sermo.com, Nature Network and many more.
  • Microblogging (Twitter and Friendfeed)
  • Advantages of medical communities, disadvantages

Take-home message:

Without properly designed strategy, don’t even think about using social media in your practice.

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