The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the newest “Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit.” From the CDC:
A guide to using social media to improve reach of health messages, increase access to your content, further participation with audiences, and advance transparency to improve health communication efforts.
The guide is truly fantastic, detailed, and comprehensive.
*This blog post was originally published at ScienceRoll*
Joe Boyd hated the Yankees. “Those damn Yankees. Why can’t we beat ‘em?” Then he got the opportunity to save his beloved Washington Senators by making a deal with the devil — giving up his soul in exchange for being transformed into “Shoeless Joe” to propel his team to win the World Series.
Interesting. I think a lot of doctors are making their deal with the devil. They are looking for a small gain in comparison to a long-term of misery. True — Joe Boyd made out in the end, but that will only happen if someone from Hollywood writes our script.
Here’s the problem: At the core of our problems with healthcare is the total lack of cohesive communication. Doctors have no idea what other doctors have done with a patient. Tests get ordered, medications get changed, procedures, hospitalizations, even surgeries are done without communication to other doctors who would benefit from this information. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Musings of a Distractible Mind*
I attended ePatient Connections 2010 this week in Philadelphia and got the chance to meet some wonderful people interested in improving patient-provider relations, healthcare communication, and the adoption and employment of emerging technologies in healthcare.
One of the questions I raised had to do with getting physicians involved in the growing discussions about these plays for importance. It’s my view that physician involvement can be a sort of limiting agent, and that rather than “taking on” physicians, they should to be approached from where they are coming from so that they can better understand why it’s important to listen.
The video of my summary of the question is HERE, and you can catch up with the conference tweets HERE.
*This blog post was originally published at Phil Baumann*