DocTweets: Streaming Twitter Chats Live
I’ve recently come across DocTweets which has a great mission and a prestigious advisory board.
So just what is healthcare social media ‘street cred’, thought leadership or transformational modeling? What are the boundaries and potential applications of these technologies to the acknowledged shortfalls of the US healthcare system? Recently the Mayo Clinic announced an initial ‘Board of Advisors’ for their revolutionary and material commitment to innovation via their Center for Social Media. Shortly thereafter both Kevin Pho, MD aka KevinMD, and Bryan Vartebedian, MD, aka Doctor_V, opined that the initial list of ‘advisors’ was somewhat light on physician participation.
So the thought occurred, why not create an initial list of known physicians who ‘tweet’ i.e., engage (vs. solely push content) on Twitter. Couple this with Howard Luks, MD aka @hjluks previous query to the #hcsm (healthcare social media) community: is there a need for a ‘physician tweetchat?; and recent events suggest the answer to this question may be yes.