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Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director
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How Do Oncologists Use Social Media, and What Information Are They See

Posted by @DanHinmon, Nov 6, 2015

The study was carried out by a team of researchers from cancer centers across Canada and was designed to address a gap in the research: nearly all previous studies on social media and medicine focus on the challenges social media presents in terms of privacy and maintaining professionalism.

”The existing literature on social media was really just cautioning doctors, and wasn’t focusing on the opportunities social media was presenting,” said Rachel Adilman, BSc, first author of the study. “We wanted to highlight the fact that social media actually has opportunities for us.”

The survey addresses overall social media use, difference in use by age, goals, information doctors are seeking, and barriers to use.

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Bob West
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Posted by @westr, Nov 7, 2015

Good one, Dan!

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