We received quite a few comments on on our show on social networking in health care. On the show, we argued that health care professionals who "friend' their patients on Facebook and other social medial might be delivering more attentive health care than those don't "friend" patients under any circumstances.
We received an unprecedented number of responses sent to my twitter account. @WCBADoctorBrian. To get in under 140 characters, most tweeters use short forms, which I've translated in brackets. Here is just a sample:
Chris Farley Ratcliffe (CPCChamplain) writes: "not sure about using SM (social media) for direct interactions with patients. Maybe the FB (Facebook) example (used) on the show."
George Daszkowski (GeorgeTheCar) writes: "A form of social media needs to be embedded in Digital Health records to encourage doctors to ensure patient safety."
Michelle R-K (HEALTHeGurl) sent this: "Found myself referencing @WCBADoctorBrian today. Diabetes support is a compelling reason for SM (social media) with HCPs (health care professionals) + pts (patients)."
This one's from Denise (newfienisey): "Really enjoyed your show about dr's and social media. Some great ponits on both sides."
Phil Baumann (PhilBaumann) tweeted this: "I just think it's cool to try to get more docs into this!"
So do we! Thanks for Tweeting us.