Social Media and Clinicians: About our Interview Series

This month we round up our three-part series on EP clinicians and social media. In this article series in EP Lab Digest®, we highlighted various EP clinicians who more recently joined Twitter. These feature interviews described clinicians’ thoughts on joining the social media site, what their experience has been like, and tips to other clinicians considering joining social media.

In our September issue, EP Lab Digest® featured an interview with Pasquale Santangeli, MD from the Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He can be found on Twitter at @Dr_Santangeli.

In the first installment of this interview series, we talked with Deb Halligan, RN, BSN, CCDS, Clinical Leader of the Pacemaker/ICD Clinic at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. She can be found on Twitter at @debhalligan. We also previously spoke with Suneet Mittal, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director of Electrophysiology for the Valley Hospital Health System. He can be found on Twitter at @drsuneet.

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Social Media for the EP Professional

In EP Lab Digest®’s December 2012 issue, Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC looks into the convergence of social media, mHealth and medicine in 2012.The past year has seen the emergence of the e-patient (Internet or tech-savvy patient), a growing online presence of healthcare providers, the design of new medical apps, an addition of disease-specific online communities, and much more.

 

He adds that in 2013, “The new classroom will be online communities, Twitter chats and blogs.” Physicians should consider striving to build a greater online medical presence in the coming year by embracing the use of prescription apps, joining online communities and seminars, and becoming more involved with social media. I encourage you to check out his article here.

 

Are you an EP professional who is interested in becoming more involved in social media? We invite you to check out EP Lab Digest®’s online communities on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. See you there!