- Aboriginal health (97,903 views)
- Aboriginal health search filter (54,725 views)
- Apple iPhone4 for physicians (45,656 views)
- Google scholar bibliography (44,357 views)
- Academic libraries 2.0 (41,172 views)
- Blogs (40,725 views)
- Evidence-based health care (37,830 views)
- H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) in Canada (36,256 views)
- Social media glossary (36,150 views)
- Collaboration 2.0 (35,255 views)
- Bibliography – Library 2.0 (34,486 views)
- Social cataloguing (34,254 views)
- Author impact metrics (33,293 views)
- Systematic review searching (33,020 views)
- Consumer health information (32,448 views)
- Accreditation (32,312 views)
- Social media policies (30,090 views)
- Grey literature (29,528 views)
- Google scholar (28,987 views)
- Evidence-based web 2.0 (28,779 views)
The Medicine 2.0 movement is largely led by Dr. Gunther Eysenbach at the University of Toronto. His landmark article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, which he edits, was published in 2008 and is entitled “Eysenbach G. Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness” (as well as its companion piece Health 2.0 and medicine 2.0: tensions and controversies in the field). These papers are central documents in understanding the complementary web 2.0 trends e.g., Health 2.0 & Medicine 2.0 …they are definitely worth a close reading.
Now, five years later, the Medicine 2.0 movement in 2013 is hosting in London its sixth international congress on social media (and mobile apps and ‘web 2.0′). I really wish I could attend….However, in looking at the online abstracts, I can see that there is a good Canadian presence at the conference, and a considerable amount of content for medical and health librarians interested in medicine 2.0 topics. (Download the conference document and search for Canad* and librar* to see what I mean).
Note the oral presentation by CHLA/ABSC members on pg. 331
Helen Lee Robertson, Jill Boruff, Dagmara Chojecki, Dale Storie, Lee-Ann Ufholz. “What are they really doing on that smartphone? How medical students, residents and faculty use their mobile devices”
This version is very close to being the final version. However, I like to step away from the content for a few days and let it smoulder a bit, and then I go back to it and revise further. You’ll notice some different assignments and some focus on trends in health librarianship (i.e., economics, library closures, globalization, data issues). Feedback welcome. Dean
“Social Media in Clinical Practice” is his new book and earns a solid four (4) out of five stars from me. The only reason it doesn’t reach five (5) out of five stars is because I didn’t evaluate a print version of the book and therefore can’t comment on the quality of the binding, typeface and pages of the print. The digital copy I reviewed was more than satisfactory and in full colour (see free preview).
Published by Springer in August 2013, Dr. Meskó’s “Social Media in Clinical Practice” is an excellent introduction to social media tools and practices in medicine. Its intended audience is physicians, medical students and other health professionals but I could see it having audiences beyond to consumers and patients. The book provides an array of social media links, websites and other pointers to information but specifically is rich in links in the appendices. The book is more than a mere catalogue of social media links, however. It provides useful context about using the Internet for medicine and some fine chapters on searching the web (i.e., Meskó covers a variety of search tools as well such as Google Scholar, Wolfram Alpha and even PubMed). All librarians should read these sections to determine how physicians perceive search engines and open web searching.
“Social Media in Clinical Practice” is structured very well. It’s organized in sixteen (16) chapters and a conclusion, with satisfactory index and appendices. The book is compact, and highly-selective about navigating the web in the 21st century — especially when Meskó is generous in sharing his understanding. The author should be applauded for taking on a fast-moving topic liks social media especially for his practical approach to writing in the English language (which is a major reason why I buy books like this). A small point about language: in some cases, phrases and words used could have been edited for readability. Clearly, however, Meskó has a flair for figuring out what matters in social media and medicine — and who better to tell us than a medical futurist and worldwide leader in the area? Meskó’s years of blogging and curating websites and pathfinders which he builds at his website “Webicina” (http://www.webicina.com/) have helped him to express himself succinctly.
The book is filled throughout with helpful figures and tables, and excellent chapter overviews called “Key Points”. Just in case you want emphasis, the book provides salient references, simple tests and “next steps” in order for you to implement a social media tool such as a blog, wiki or virtual conference. In the online version I reviewed, many of the embedded links are live and take you to the many examples discussed by Meskó.
The book is destined to become widely-used and cited. It’s a good summary of the “state-of-the-art” in social media and medicine (including mobile devices) in 2013.
See the original review at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Social-Media-Clinical-Practice-Bertalan/product-reviews/1447143051
Dr. Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD is a double doctorate (Doctor 2.0) and a social media star. His new book entitled Social media in clinical practice has just been published by Springer. I’ll be reading the book this week and will post a full review. It seems clear to me that this is a very practical introduction to social media for physicians, medical students and other health professionals. There are tons of links, websites and other useful tips and tricks in the book.
The book also seems to be highly-selective about what it discusses (which is always why I buy books like this) and Meskó clearly has a knack with figuring out what really matters. His years of blogging have helped him cut to the facts, and express himself succinctly. Here’s an example of what I mean: it’s a screenshot of the section on wikis and the few wikis he mentions includes HLWIKI International.