We live in a networked age. It's a new world. Social media is an incredible opportunity to meet, connect, converse, disseminate, and collaborate in ways we never thought possible. There's a lot of skepticism about social media in the academic/healthcare world, but it's no longer a choice. It's the wave of the present and future. Check out my thoughts on this blogpost: We No Longer Live in the 1990s: Social media, Google, and the Internet ARE Medical Therapy, which was also published on KevinMD.com and the BMJ blog.
Through my role as Social Media/Web Editor for the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Pediatrics, I am exploring what social media means for a peer-reviewed journal and health researchers. I am also exploring how social media can be leveraged for research through my work with the Nightscout community.
Social Media Guide for Health Professionals
I designed a social media guide, which can be found at twittersuperuser.com, for a social media training for the 2014 RWJF Clinical Scholars Program National Meeting. It's for the novice all the way to the superuser! Have you heard about the social media donut and the Twitter iceberg? If you haven't, you should check it out! Please also catch up on my original Slideshare about Social Media and Academic Medicine and an updated Slideshare for physicians/medical students.
Social Media Workshops
I have given over 20 talks or workshops at national meetings and at academic centers to teach healthcare professionals (public health trainees, medical students, residents, research fellows, physicians, social workers, teachers, staff) about social media and I provide hands-on training on how to use social media effectively. For these workshops, I have created many varieties of social media "homework": 1st year medical students at the University of Michigan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, Public Health Students, & Diabetes Educators.
Where do I exist on Social Media?
I TWEET (please follow me on Twitter: @joyclee)
I BLOG about the intersection of health, technology, and design on my (Doctor as Designer Medium blog)
I STORIFY to capture events and take notes
I INSTAGRAM anything related to design, creativity, and innovation
I PODCAST about design on my own experimental podcast and have participated as a guest on the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation podcast (My transformation to "Doctor as Designer"; and "collaborative work to create a maker movement inside healthcare")
I SLIDESHARE the content of my talks.
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