Most physicians use social media on at least a weekly basis, and report that it improves the quality of patient care they deliver.
The most common physician social media misses and missteps can be avoided, allowing doctors to take advantage of marketing opportunities on all major social media channels,
Guidelines provided for physicians wishing to become more active in social media
Among other considerations, health care providers must avoid giving individual medical advice.
Have you used social media to communicate with a patient?
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Staff social media accounts should be strictly personal, with no info about patients or employees
The researchers found that there are gender differences in the relationship between interacting on social media and well-being. Among females, there were significant correlations between interacting on social media and well-being.
Safety Alerts and Recalls
In a recent social media video challenge, individuals were encouraged to cook chicken in NyQuil or another similar OTC cough and cold medication.
Researchers remain uncertain about the use of social media to communicate their findings to policy makers.