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Doctors’ Use of Email and Social Media : Guidelines

27 May

Tens of Thousands of Indian doctors are using the internet, efficiently and otherwise. From search rankings to blogs and community building to branding, the internet has brought up new ways to communicating and researching. Here are the links to a few helpful guidelines to help doctors navigate the online world.
Doctor-Patient Email Communications is a growing trend and hard to underestimate. Very often, physicians are unsure of the limits and liabilities of conducting medical communication via email. Luckily the American Medical association has long back issued a set of practical guidelines to follow
Social Media is now being widely used by doctors as well as patients. All doctors even remotely on social media face many ethical and moral questions regarding online physician-patient relationships. Recently, the AMA posted some guidelines for Doctors use of social media tools in a professional capacity. Even the Australian and New Zealand Medical Associations have come out with their combined effort on this dilemma. Here’s the link to the Physician Social Media Guidebook (a 14 page pdf you can download/ view online). It is one of the most practical and useful guide of its kind online.

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4 Comments

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Guidelines, Social Media

 

4 responses to “Doctors’ Use of Email and Social Media : Guidelines

  1. Lolataylor88

    August 25, 2011 at 2:39 am

    This post is so accurate. Doctor email communications is growing so fast. I used to hate having to call in to my doctor's office. Now I can simply email him and find out the necessary communication I needed. Even though it can get pretty tricky with the rules of confidentiality I still think it is very productive. One way to find your own doctor's office email or a database finding a doctor email list is a good way to do it.

     
  2. charlesfunkel

    September 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Yah,i also agree.

     
  3. AdleyDuke

    October 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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  4. Ems Works

    October 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Really It is useful for health care. It is most popular at present time. Medical Simulation

     

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