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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

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

Can Social Media Do More Harm than Good?

Editor's Note: Matt Katz, M.D., is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. I’ve been a social media enthusiast for some time and see great potential for communication technologies to improve health and medicine.  As a doctor, I’ve begun to explore how [...]

Created by Matthew Katz, MD