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Online Physician Reputation Management: An Interview With Kevin Pho

Phil Simon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

"Take charge of how you appear on Google. Proactively define yourself online. An online reputation will soon be just as important as a reputation in the community."

Doctors Behaving Badly in Social Networking Sites: What Would Prompt State Boards to Investigate?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Investigations into online inappropriate physician conduct will be up to the state boards. Online behavior from physicians and any other licensed health care professional should mimic their professional life offline. It's imperative that professional ethics is maintained online and offline.

Social Media Health: Does Transparency and 'Social' Trump Your Privacy?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

There are some health care professionals who refuse to engage in social media, and there are others who have mastered it. And yet there are some who just don't understand it.

Why Health Care Needs Social Media

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Relationships are crucial to health. We know that people with more and stronger social connections are more likely to be well and happy, and social media can bolster that.

Why We Need More Doctors Online

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If we really care about the health decisions our patients make, we need to do everything we can to be sure that they find good information -- which means getting online ourselves.

Advancing a True Physician's Thought Leadership Platform

Mark Britton | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Britton

Thought leadership through social media -- it's an old concept with a new delivery. Those who can master it will have the opportunity to emerge head and shoulders above their peers.

Social Networking On The Front Line Of New Modern Medicine

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology
Barbara Ficarra

Social networking offers value. It allows doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to collaborate, connect and engage with the community and their colleagues.