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Social Media Fever Slow to Spread Among Doctors

Social Media Fever Slow to Spread Among Doctors | Leadership | Scoop.it
Don’t expect the doctor to diagnose you via social media anytime soon. A June 2014 study by MedData Group found that 44% of US physicians still weren’t using social media sites for professional purposes.Among doctors who were social networking as part of their job, profession-related sites were the platforms of choice. Around one-third of respondents used LinkedIn, and 29% were active on online physician communities, compared with just 3% who used online patient portals. Social sites that tend to be popular among the general public also saw low usage.Avoiding social media wasn’t due to a lack of knowledge, with less than one-quarter of doctors saying they didn’t use such platforms because they weren’t familiar with them. Instead, patient privacy and a lack of time were the leading reasons US physicians said they stayed away from using social networks for professional purposes.Q1 2014 polling by Digital Insights Group found that the general consensus among physicians was that social just wasn’t an important resource when it came to doing their jobs. Just 14% of US primary care physicians said that social networks were a somewhat or very important clinical resource, compared with 30% who said they weren’t important at all.When doctors do turn to digital resources to make decisions, they’re most likely using search engines, according to April 2014 research also conducted by MedData Group. Among US physicians surveyed, a whopping 78% said search engines were the online resource they used in the medical decision-making process. Meanwhile, just 5% cited social media.- See more at: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Social-Media-Fever-Slow-Spread-Among-Doctors/1011013/1#sthash.FSdtHT1h.dpuf
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The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon

The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon | Leadership | Scoop.it
This is more than just intellectual snobbery. Knowledge has a point when we start to find and make connections, to weave stories out of it, stories through which we make sense of the world and our place within it. It is the difference between memorising the bus timetable for a city you will never visit, and using that timetable to explore a city in which you have just arrived. When we follow the connections – when we allow the experience of knowing to take us somewhere, accepting the risk that we will be changed along the way – knowledge can give rise to meaning. And if there is an antidote to boredom, it is not information but meaning.If boredom has become a sickness in modern societies, this is because the knack of finding meaning is harder to come by.There is a connection, though, between the two. Information is perhaps the rawest material in the process out of which we arrive at meaning: an undifferentiated stream of sense and nonsense in which we go fishing for facts. But the journey from information to meaning involves more than simply filtering the signal from the noise. It is an alchemical transformation, always surprising. It takes skill, time and effort, practice and patience....
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The trouble is that #information doesn’t nourish us. Worse, in the end, it turns out to be boring.
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Connected leadership is helping the network make better decisions

Connected leadership is helping the network make better decisions | Leadership | Scoop.it

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Connected leadership is helping the network make better decisions

Connected leadership is helping the network make better decisions | Leadership | Scoop.it

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