Okay, for those of you in health care that need a little reality check on the use of social media by doctors (who’ve embraced it in a big way)… check out this article on CNN that describes surgeons Tweeting their surgeries. From the article:
“Dr. Craig Rogers, the lead surgeon in the Henry Ford surgery, said the impetus for his Twittering was to let people know that a tumor can be removed without taking the entire kidney.
“We’re trying to use this as a way to get the word out,” Rogers said.”
Imagine! They use it as an educational tool for those of us looking for information. And check out people’s reactions to the #hfhor thread - they love it! I’m totally signed up to follow @HenryFordNews, and they tentatively plan to live Tweet another surgery on March 6.
And… in case you were wondering: