Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Internet in Medicine: 2000 vs 2010 « ScienceRoll

Whenever I talk about using social media in medicine to doctors, they seem to think there are more cons than pros regarding this issue. Well, I like reminding them about some major differences between 2000 and nowadays.

What would I do if in 2000 Now
I need clinical answer Try to find a collegue who knows it Post a question on Twitter
I want to hear patient story about a specific condition Try to find a patient in my town Read blogs, watch Youtube
I want to be up-to-date Go to the library once a week Use RSS and follow hundreds of journals
I want to work on a manuscript with my team We gather around the table Use Google Docs without geographical limits

Here is what Web, MD looked like in 2000 and what it looks like now:

Think you can ignore social media in your practice and workplace? Maybe. However you could embrace, utilize it and enhance your performance too.

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