March 23, 2017
Do and Don’t of Social Media for Healthcare
“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.”
Social media is now part of everyday life, doctors use it as well. Social Media is integral part of our personal and professional lives.
The definition of “social media” is broad and constantly evolving. The term generally refers to Internet-based tools that allow individuals and communities to gather and communicate; to share information, ideas, personal messages, images, and other content; and, in some cases, to collaborate with other users in real time.
Professional networking and Online forums:
Benefits of Social Media:
Dangers of Social Media:
Note: You should not initiate social media relationships with patients. However, keep in mind not to share anything that might compromise patients’ privacy or jeopardize your own professionalism as a physician.