Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2 weeks:

Tweeting the Meeting: An In-Depth Analysis of Twitter Activity at Kidney Week 2011 - PLoS ONE

Avoiding the pitfalls of social media as a medical practitioner - NPR interview. Doctors are turning more and more to Facebook and Twitter to market their businesses. But some are overstepping the boundaries of doctor/patient confidentiality by discussing individual cases online and even offering medical advice to people they don't know.

Impressive: @giustini 's 140 SlideShare presentations achieved more than 1 mln viewings - focused on #HCMS and medlib

How to Save Time Doing Healthcare Social Media: A Primer for Physicians

How to Use a Free Blog by Blogger/Google for Business

10 Places to Find Unique Content to Share

SXSW PanelPicker - Digital Doctors

Tips for doctors looking to engage with #HCSM by @RonanTKavanagh: "childlike playfulness, humility, politeness, and humour"

Smartphone use during inpatient attending rounds is common and there is potential for distraction (study)

One Doctor’s Prescription to Avoid Social Media Overload

Why the Internet is More Attractive than the Library

Promises and Challenges of Virtual Learning Environment in Medicine - IAMSE Web Seminar

Twitter Use at American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Comments from Twitter:

Mike Cadogan @sandnsurf: More great healthcare and social media articles #FOAM #HCSM - via @DrVes

Dr John Weiner @AllergyNet: 13 excellent links RT @DrVes: Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

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