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Do you use social media professionally to engage with patients?
Many physicians and healthcare providers set up social media accounts, such as Facebook or Twitter profiles, to connect and engage with patients. What are your thoughts on using social networks?
Family Practice Articles of Interest
Primary Care Docs Diagnosing Flu Symptoms Via Telemedicine
To reduce the spread of this year’s widespread flu, some physicians in Tennessee are requesting patients be seen virtually rather than infect other patients in the primary care office. This is cost effective for both the doctors and the patients. The CDC has declared flu epidemics in about half of the country so far.
View complete article here.
AMA Lists Top 10 Concerns Doctors Should Monitor in 2015
Source: American Medical Association
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the top issues for physicians in 2015. This list discusses prescription drug abuse and overdoses, preventing diabetes and heart disease, adequate provider networks, the Medicare physician payment system and administrative load, including electronic health records and ICD-10 implementation.
Read the full list here.