This is the super condensed Pocket Guide to Social Media for Physicians, Nurses and Other Smart Heroes.
- Figure out how social media platforms and tools work – you can do this on your own. To get started, Google keywords, like “social media”, “Twitter”, “Facebook”, “Blogging”, “Youtube”, “API”, “Hashtags”, “Google Places”.
- Use your imagination to figure out how these media can be re-purposed in Healthcare, networking, professional development or anything else that interests you.
- Reflect on topics such as: Ethics, bedside manner, HIPAA, patient dignity, professional development, peer networking, collaboration.
- Become a better professional: call a patient or colleague whom you haven’t seen in a while and ask “How are you?”
There it is: your Pocket Guide to Social Media for Physicians, Nurses and Other Smart Heroes.
Now this isn’t intended to be a sarcastic post: these tips are simply about the rudimentary elements of being literate in the 21st Century.
The truly difficult parts of doing social media in the long-term while achieving success – well that’s something that comes from experience, determination and surrounding yourself with other smart heros.