Health: Medical online communities

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…

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Health: Medical online communities

  1. We’ve been seeing more and more doctors interested in blogging and website design. With so many different resources on the Internet about diseases and procedures, a physician sponsored website can be very beneficial to internet users.

    medical website design

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