Medical Media Malpractice
Doctors and Medical Students are being told they shouldn’t use Facebook or other social media sites.
Security experts believe they could unwittingly break the doctor-patient confidentiality if they discuss patients’ medical problems.
Personally I don’t want my colonoscopy photos on Facebook.
That would be the end of me.
Med people cannot go a tweeting,
Or Facebook to post a new greeting;
They can’t break their trust,
That’s really a must,
Even if a patient is bleeding.
Tweets From Surgical Suites
Three surgeons in Detroit rotated between working on a patient’s brain while watching a computer screen. They typed answers to tweeted questions which were sent in by medical students.
In another town, joint surgery was performed on a patient while a live-tweet session was in progress.
Overall, there have been a number of surgeries performed in the USA using Twitter in the background.
It’s becoming a useful educational aid in the medical field.
They’re now tweeting live operations.
It’s the latest surgical sensation.
They’ll cut through a bone,
While using the phone,
You can see it while you’re on vacation.
Medical Students, Twitter