Harvard Medical School doctors go online (from the Boston Globe):
Harvard Medical School physicians will begin blogging under a new agreement with Gather.com, a social networking site for adults. Harvard Health Publications, which provides content from the medical school, announced last week that it is launching 35 online communities focusing on different chronic conditions, including depression, diabetes, and insomnia.
Physicians will blog on each disease, offering advice and allowing for back-and-forth conversations with consumers, who also will be able to join online discussions with one another.
Kinda the opposite from what our Australian Medical Association (AMA) had to say (old post):
Medical website hits back at doctors
A professor of medicine working with an online medical diagnosis website says a call by the Australian Medical Association to avoid such sites was ill-informed, and “they need to be open to this new technology”.
My post ages ago about $125 billion being wasted on inefficient communication in the medical sector might be interesting to some.
I feel sick…