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Social Media Advice for Physicians

Pathologist Kent Bottles, MD, (@kentbottles) and internist Katherine Chretien, MD,(@motherinmed) share their thoughts and advice in “Social Media: Promise and Pitfalls for Doctors.” They answer the question:

How can physicians most effectively use social media to advance their careers, establish thought leadership and engage patients—all while steering clear of HIPAA violations and personal privacy issues?

Watch the videos…

Kent Bottles on using Twitter “No matter how bright you are, you’re always better informed by reaching out for help.” He uses social media to tap the knowledge of others to help him research, think and write.

Katherine Chretien “sounded a more cautionary note.” She highlights her research, which shows that social media have gotten and can get doctors and doctors-in-training in trouble if they violate their institutions’ guidelines or HIPAA laws.

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