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:

Cardiologist: Physicians Beware on the Twittersphere -- William Dillon, MD: "I was left at a conversational disadvantage because of the loss of context that is inherent to 140-character interactions on Twitter. This is a complex issue, and surely not suitable for Twitter. Engaging on this medium on this topic was a mistake. I learned from it."

"Smartphone will evolve to become a 'soulmate' device that knows your body better than you know it yourself"

70% of Americans sleep with their cell phone within arm’s reach. 61% check their phones every hour.

10 reputation management tips for doctors

The Rise of Patient Communities on Twitter

Chronic Disease and Social Networks

Increased Use of Twitter at a Medical Conference: A Report and a Review of the Educational Opportunities

Online portal leads patients back to doctors' offices - amednews

Tweets, Google searches help solve migraine mysteries - Harvard Health blog - Migraine Tweets – What can online behavior tell us about disease? -- We did a similar study for allergies.

Using Social Media to Improve Continuing Medical Education: A Survey of Course Participants

Internet-based self-management improved asthma control after 3 months - however, all benefits were lost after 12 mo

Online urologist ratings usually positive: study -- Online Reviews Of 500 Urologists

The interaction between the medical profession and the media is becoming increasingly complex

What were the top Nature papers according to social media in 2012? Nobody is quite sure, apparently

94% of high school students accessed social media on their phones during class

How to Supercharge Google RSS Reader with Styles and Extensions

Share, Discuss and Learn, Socially - Disrupting Medical Education by Redefining “Social Media”

Lessons from 12 Years of Blogging

Most STD educational apps have failed to attract user attention and positive reviews

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

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