The mobile health (mHealth) space, especially as it relates to health behavior change and chronic and infectious disease management, has been a long running theme of mine for increasing reach, effectiveness, efficiency and equity of interventions.
Mike Sevilla, MD talks with Bryan Hodge, DO about Social Media at the 2012 Conference on Practice Improvement (#CPI12) organized by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians
At a meeting in Copenhagen earlier this week Bertalan Mesko was introduced as “the world leader in social media and medicine.” After listening to him and looking at some of his websites I decided that this was not an exaggeration. If you want to be up to the minute on social media and medicine you need to know about Mesko and his works.
Mesko began his journey through social media in 1996 while a medical student in Hungary and has been as known as Dr Twitter since the New York Times described how he used Twitter to make a diagnosis on a 16 year old who had had six episodes of acute pancreatitis. Mesko is clear that you won’t have such success by sending such a Tweet unless you have put in the work to build up a community of a knowledgeable group of followers whom you trust.
Like all enthusiasts for the potential of social media to advance medicine Mesko discovered that his seniors thought social media frivolous and of no relevance to medicine. “We don’t have time for all that stuff,” is the usual response from older doctors.
But Mesko thought exactly the opposite: “I don”t have time not to use social media because social media can help me filter the torrent of new medical information that pours out every minute of every day.” He was able to use his 19 000 followers on Twitter to identify the most important new information, and 15 minutes a day would allow him to keep up.
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