Are there any financial incentives for doctors to use social media (blogs, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)?

A few short conversations on Twitter:
Ed BennettEdBennett patients may want SM, but I don't expect Docs to use it. can't get most to email. generational shift is needed #healthcomm
Ed BennettEdBennett SM use by docs will happen one doc at a time. it will not be organized / managed by hospitals #healthcomm

Ves Dimov, M.D.AllergyNotes @EdBennett "patients may want SM, but I don't expect Docs to use it.can't get most to email"-True observation, u can't get them on FB either Ves Dimov, M.D.AllergyNotes @EdBennett "SM use by docs will happen one doc at a time. it will not be organized by hospitals"- Not sure. How many Drs blog in a hospital? Ed BennettEdBennett @AllergyNotes "How many Drs blog in a hospital?" - my point is that hos. can't force docs to blog or use SM. Docs have to start on their own

Ves Dimov, M.D.AllergyNotes @EdBennett How many doctors blog in a large hospital? 1-2, at the most. They don't have time. Spontaneous blogging is difficult to achieve.. Ves Dimov, M.D.AllergyNotes @EdBennett Hospitals can't "force" doctors to blog but doctors are unlikely to start on their own unless there are incentives

Ed BennettEdBennett @AllergyNotes younger doctors will see the incentives, which cannot be crunched into a ROI spreadsheet.

Ed BennettEdBennett @AllergyNotes Patients like me will gravitate to docs who use SM, email, etc.

Will you be more likely to see a doctor who uses social media?

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1 comment:

  1. If there's some kind of incentive, then we could expect that there are many doctors blogging, but unfortunately, there's just a few of them. They are right, they don't have much spare time to go on blogging.

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