Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
As social media and mobile communication continues to become more popular, doctors and other medical professionals are confronting new challenges from patients who expect to always be connected to their caregivers. Should doctors be Facebook “friends” with their patients, be tweeting health tips and texting or emailing their clients? What are the privacy, ethical and medical implications of such interactions?
For the first time ever, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the…Continue
Added by Carolyn Linck on April 29, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments
On Monday the UK’s Royal College of GPs (RCGP) launched the RCGP Social Media Highway Code, a practical guide for healthcare professionals wanting to communicate with patients through social media. The Code is a great step towards encouraging and enabling enhanced engagement with patients online. It’s exciting to see the healthcare industry embracing the…Continue
Added by Laura Larsen on March 20, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments
As HealthLeaders Media reports today, The American College of Physicians this week issued a sixth edition of its ethics manual, the first rewrite since 2005. Among other changes, it tackles the role of social media and its impact on the physician-patient relationship. Use of, and interaction on, Twitter and Facebook must be weighed carefully because while they have the potential to help…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on January 5, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments