Anna Banicevic just published my interview about the future of medicine and social media on Medcrunch. I hope you will find it interesting.
Berci Mesko is a medical futurist, interested in bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & the wider spectrum healthcare. He is the managing director of Webicina.com which curates medical social media resources for patients and medical professionals.
I had a chance to give an interview to John Nosta, the leading thinker in digital health, who published the interview in his Forbes column. I was humbled by the title he gave to the interview: The STAT Ten: Dr. Bertalan Mesko, The Geek Who’s Changing The World.
STAT Ten is intended to give a voice to those in digital health. From those resonant voices in the headlines to quiet innovators and thinkers behind the scenes, it’s my intent to feature those individuals who are driving innovation–in both thought and deed. And while it’s not an exhaustive interview, STAT Ten asks 10 quick questions to give this individual a chance to be heard.
I’ve been a fan and friends with Berci for a long time. His voice is compelling and important. According to his Twitter profile, Bertalan Mesko, MD, PhD is a medical futurist, geek medical doctor with PhD in genomics, speaker, and book author.
David F. Carr at InformationWeek asked me for an interview and he had great questions about my social media activities as a doctor, the book I wrote, my new position as a medical futurist and the course I teach at the medical school and online.
Here is the interview, Medicine Must Get Social, and an excerpt:
That’s what Bertalan Mesko aims to do with The Social MEDia Course, a series of online tutorials, as well as his book Social Media in Clinical Practice, published in August. As he argues in the book, “The only way to fight against pseudoscience and medical quackery is to take control of publishing medical information on the Web.” Doctors need to be on social media to develop and protect their own reputations, as well as to understand the resources available and how they can be used or misused, he says. His book catalogs many types of social media and gives specific advice, such as a recommendation to turn down patient “friend” requests on Facebook unless that social profile is used solely for professional rather than personal interaction.
I had a chance recently to record a podcast with MDGlobalHealth about social media and medicine; as well as about being a medical futurist. Here is a short description about their site:
The brainchild of two leading entrepreneurs in Digital Health, Drake Pruitt and Maneesh Juneja, MD Global Health was designed from the start to discover what’s happening in 192 countries around the globe. Frustrated by the emphasis from the media on covering innovation in the US and Europe, Drake and Maneesh want to deliver podcasts that educate, motivate and inspire you.
Health Express just did an interview with me about being a medical futurist, using social media solutions in medicine and my new book. I hope you will enjoy that.
Integrating social media into the health sector has always been a controversial subject and one that has polarized opinion amongst health professionals worldwide. To provide an insight, we set up a one-off interview with medical futurist, Dr Bertalan Mesko, who speaks globally about issues relating to social media in medicine.
I just had a long and detailed interview about my projects and my visions related to the future of healthcare on Babel Guide. I hope you will enjoy that.
Erin Sharoni, a TV show host, model, actor and artist, asked me to give an interview about the use of social media in medicine. Here is the discussion (about 40 minutes):
As I will do a Master Class at Medicine X about teaching social media in health sciences, the Scope blog of Stanford Medicine asked me to do an interview about my course in which I help medical students become better at digital literacy. An excerpt:
The most important thing here is a quote I’ve been using for years: “If you want to teach me, you first have to reach me.” Therefore I love going to the platforms that my students are already using. This semester it was Facebook, and I managed to teach them and test their knowledge on that platform. It was a real win-win situation.
All medical educators should design a new approach in transmitting the knowledge to students by analyzing what they do online. We do the same thing in the offline world by coming up with new textbooks and creating engaging presentations - why would we not do that online as well?
John Brownlee at Clear.md did an interview with me in a special format. 5 questions in 5 minutes and I didn’t know about the questions in advance.