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Announcing the Social Media Simulation Series

Mayo Clinic has been a leader in providing education and training in proper use of social media tools in the health care context. We published our guidelines for employee use of social media and the Social Media Residency program in 2009,  and established the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM) in 2010. In [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Minnesota Attorneys Discuss Creating Guidance for Online Work Life

Dan Goldman, Mayo Clinic legal counsel, and member of the Internal Advisory Board for Mayo Clinic's Center for Social Media (#MCCSM), discusses social media in the November 2012 issue of the Twin Cities Business Journal. Dan sees great business value in social media sites. "Our brand has been built through [...]

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Social Media Policies and "Spying" by Physicians

    I recently spoke with Theresa Defino, editor of AIS Health's Report on Patient Privacy about the limits of social media "research" by or on behalf of health care providers. The impetus for this piece was a post written by Art Caplan about apatient being taken off the liver transplant list when social [...]

Created by David Harlow

Are Some Patients Joining Tuskegee 2.0?

Editor’s Note: Matt Katz, M.D., is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. One of the first medical research fiascoes I learned about was the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.  Are today’s patients headed unknowingly for something similar online? The Internet is a remarkable [...]

Created by Matthew Katz, MD

New Policy Statement on Online Medical Professionalism

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, the ACP Council of Associates, and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Special Committee on Ethics and Professionalism spent eighteen months developing a policy statement on online medical professionalism, and it was published in April 2013 in the [...]

Created by David Harlow