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 2-4 weeks:

"Is Google accidentally killing Wikipedia?" with "Knowledge Graph" snippets - page views fell by 12% in 2013.

Patient with cancer tweets about her diease - Guardian and NYTimes columnists misinterpret her tweets - outcome:

Bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists (US federal court decision)

Social Media Workshop for Emergency Medicine Physicians - Great basic info for a quick start.

The majority of Canadian physicians are avoiding social media: "too many pitfalls and too few benefits". 90% of Canadian doctors believe the use of social media tools in medicine poses professional and legal risks. 40% think social media are of little or no use in day-to-day medical practice

"Facebook like a spreading disease that's about to fade away" (study)

Expand your CME and broaden your academic community with Twitter, urges members Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Study: AA parents are active users of mobile tech for social interactions, but less so for accessing health info

Social media use by orthodontic patients: only 13% posted comments about braces, only 6.7% would like to get orthodontic info from social media sites

Milk sharing networks on Facebook; thousands of individuals participate in direct exchange of raw human milk

Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work? - probably not, at least not when studied in trial that extend beyond 3 months.

Social media's role in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery: informing clinicians, empowering patients

Physicians need to be aware of what information patients can find online because many are unwilling to share it

Social Media Engagement by Public Health Researchers: only 24% said SM was helpful for career advancement

The 1% Rule in Digital Health Social Networks: Superusers generate the vast majority of traffic and create value

The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes and and RSS subscriptions. 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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