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Live Tweeting During Operations Again

You may remember when I mentioned that the Henry Ford Hospital streamed the first live surgery on Twitter (Twurgery). It seems it wasn’t an only example, as now more and more healthcare institutions start doing the same.

It seems as though Twitter is everywhere these days, but this is a new one: Thursday, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro is tweeting in the operating room.

MTMC tweeted updates and photos of a woman’s hysterectomy as it happened. The patient, Karen Alwell, said she was confident everything would go well.

It wasn’t the surgeon tapping away on his smart-phone; he had his hands full operating the daVinci Robotic Surgical System to complete the hysterectomy. An employee at the hospital posted the updates.

You can follow their Twitter account for more updates and they also posted images during the operation.


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  1. You wouldn’t find me in a hospital that uses my surgery for PR! See ML post on why physicians shouldn’t tweet about their patients or OR cases –

    November 16, 2010

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