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Start the Patient-Doctor Relationship with Questions about Gathering Health Information

About one third of U.S. adults with online access will look up health information about a specific condition, but only about half will discuss what they've found with a doctor [Pew Internet]. Recent research suggests patients want to share what they learn online but often get a negative reaction from [...]

Created by Matthew Katz, MD

Social Media Residency Returns to Rochester on May 12

We're pleased to announce that our one-day Social Media Residency will meet May 12th at the Doubletree Hotel, near the Mayo Clinic campus in downtown Rochester, Minn. The Social Media Residency had been a 1.5-day course, with participants completing a few basic online modules in advance to create a common frame of [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Posting About a Patient, Part 3

A patient gave you a beautiful handmade thank you note. You love it so much that you want to share it with your friends and family. You take a picture and post it on Facebook with the following note: Isn't my patient amazing? She’s in remission, and she’s the strongest [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Posting About a Patient, Part 2

You just saw a patient with the strangest symptoms you've ever seen. You have a copy of the lab report detailing some of the blood test findings, so you decide to remove the patient’s name and post it on Facebook to see if your colleagues can figure out the case. [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Posting About a Patient

You had a difficult run-in today with a patient you just don’t like. Which of the following Facebook posts would be appropriate? Sheila the nurse posts: A. Mrs. Jones was here again today. What is her problem??? B. Sometimes, my job is a challenge. C. We had a patient who screamed and whined [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Online Recommendation

A former colleague who left Mayo Clinic a few years ago has called you and said he is looking for a new job. He asks you to write an online recommendation about your experiences with him on LinkedIn. Is this appropriate? A. Yes B. No

Created by Randy Schwarz


You have a LinkedIn profile, and every time you log in, you are asked to endorse several of your connections for certain skills. Is this appropriate?                 A. Yes, for all connections B. Yes, but only for other Mayo Clinic employees or students C. No

Created by Randy Schwarz

Friending Your Employees

You are a supervisor at Mayo Clinic. You decide that Facebook would be a great way to communicate with your employees at work, whether through private groups or just on each other’s walls. An employee has not responded to your friend request. Should you be upset? A. Yes, your employee is clearly [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

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