There was a very interesting discussion on Twitter about medical journal clubs a few days ago, that’s how I came across Twitter Journal Club.
Twitter Journal Club is (as the name may suggest) a Twitter-based journal club. We meet fortnightly on Sunday nights at 8pm UK time (7pm GMT) to discuss & critique a variety of medical papers.
I’m really glad that I got a place in the list of 12 doctors worth following on Twitter.
There is a wealth of knowledge being presented by doctors on Twitter. Here are twelve doctors I recommend you follow. If you want to start using Twitter as a health resource, this list will get you started and get you thinking. It is in no way comprehensive and is presented in no particular order. Follow these doctors and get healthy!
Here is an introduction to Twitter and social media concepts for use in continuing medical education.
A great thing happened to me, it seems I was mentioned in the latest issue of TIME magazine. They described how crowdsourcing works through social media and used my story of crowdsourcing a rare diagnosis via Twitter as an example.
Life is just great!
Symplur came up with a metrics system in order to analyze the top influencers regarding healtchare hashtags.
A popular feature on the Healthcare Hashtag Project is the customizable healthcare analytics page. You select a time period, we give you analytics with participation metrics, influencer metrics, and some beautiful graphs. We’ve mostly seen it being used for healthcare tweet chats and healthcare conferences. It’s just a simple way to quickly see what an impact an event had, and who was involved. Great for use in proposals and reports. We’re now adding some new features to this analytics page.
I was glad to see I’m second in the global top 10 list.
I’ve been working on including digital literacy in medical curriculum for long years now. It’s not the fault of medical professionals if they don’t know how to deal with e-patients as they have never been trained to acquire such skills. Here is one perfect example underscoring the notion I just described. An excerpt from one of my recent Twitter discussions.
Here is the e-patient course I mentioned to him.