It’s always an honor being included in lists with such amazing names from Kevin, MD to Larry Chu. An excerpt from the announcement:
What follows are just ten of the exemplary digital opinion leaders (DOLs) creating social media training resources that have been highly shared by other healthcare professionals in the past year. Do you agree with my selection? Please add your suggestions to this list, and I invite you to further enhance this resource through your own opinions and experience.
I launched two courses at Semmelweis Medical School in order to prepare students for the digital world. One is focusing on the medical use of social media, and the other is dedicated to disruptive technologies and how to find the human touch in the digital jungle. Therefore I was very excited when Ashfield, an international healthcare services organization, asked me to be the moderator of a global discussion on the future of education.
I had a chance to work with key opinion leaders of medical education and to engage in amazing discussions about the future needs of medical professionals.
Medical education must finally step up to meet the expectations of empowered patients, the needs of busy physicians, and the use of disruptive technologies. This forum was designed to facilitate this process.
See the detailed article about the results on Pharmaphorum, the announcement by Ashfield and the whole infographic. Here is my favorite part and an excerpt from the article of Ruth Herman:
The digital revolution has already led to major changes in channel preferences as mobile technologies, online networks and other innovations provide better ways for healthcare professionals to learn and obtain new information. These changes are likely to continue as the digital skills and sophistication of both patient and physician populations continue to grow. So how can the providers of this information stay ahead?
Bionicly came up with a list of influencers and thought leaders who, they think, will shape digital health in the year 2015. It’s a real honor to get into such a list with KevinMD.com, Susannah Fox or Eric Topol and others!
I’ve been working with major pharmaceutical companies for years creating digital strategies for them as well as designing ways to let them engage with their customers through social media. For long, it was a struggle as there was no clear guidance from FDA so we crowdsourced one.
Now Virginia Hughes asked my views on this for her Nature News report. Don’t miss this amazing summary of the whole social media and pharma story.