Doctors are increasingly using Twitter and other social media to support networking efforts at conferences and other events. Tom Moberly (@tommoberly) looks at what doctors are gaining from this move between online and face to face interactionser
I've been on Twitter for almost a couple of years now and when I talk to people about it, I still get a healthy dose of skepticism. So I've put together a top ten list of why as a physician and medical educator, I use Twitter.
How does public health take care of the communities it serves during a foodborne illness or infectious disease outbreak? Through a series of sophisticated steps, most choreographed long before an emergency occurs.
Data collected by social media platforms have been introduced as new sources for indicators to help measure the impact of scholarly research in ways that are complementary to traditional citation analysis. Data generated from social media activities can be used to reflect broad types of impact. This article aims to provide systematic evidence about how often Twitter is used to disseminate information about journal articles in the biomedical sciences. The analysis is based on 1.4 million documents covered by both PubMed and Web of Science and published between 2010 and 2012.
Despite the fact that tactics and strategy are constantly changing, the fundementals generally tend to stay the same. However, every now and then even the fundemtenals tend to change and bring with them paradigm shifts.
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In 2006, Pew Research Forum discovered that 80% of American adults used the Internet to research medical information. By 2011, data (separately) compiled by Frost and Sullivan and QuantiaMD showed between 87% to 90% of physicians used at least one social media site for personal reasons, with a further 67% to 75% opting for more professional postings.
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Monitoring social media websites like Twitter could help health officials and providers identify in real time severe medical outbreaks, allowing them to more efficiently direct resources and curb the spread of disease, according to a San Diego State University studypublished last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research,Medical News Today reports.