Tag Archive | VuMedi

Social Media Still Slow to Catch On

More evidence supports low usage of social media among physicians. According to the JBJS Mobile Technology and Social Media Usage Study among Orthopaedic Surgeons, few orthopaedic surgeons were interested in LinkedIn or Facebook. With the exception of VuMedi, fewer than 40% said social media has any utility in their practice. This finding was validated by MedData Group’s study in June 2014, which found that 44% of physicians in the US were not using social media for professional purposes. That study also revealed that only 32% of the responding physicians used LinkedIn and only 29% use online physician communities

Understanding the Difference Between “Digital” Doctors and “Social Doctors”

According to orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Howard Luks, there is a big difference between a “digital” doctor and a “social” doctor even though many use the words interchangeably. In a recent blog, Luks said the real opportunity is when a doctor uses digital technology to improve communication between clinician and patient. He says that doctors typically use social media for interaction with other doctors. His sentiments concur with the results of the recent JBJS survey mentioned above, where VuMedi was ranked above all other social media sites by orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Luks concluded that “being a social doctor means you are interested in collaborating, sharing information and lending your expertise.”