Live tweeting in medicine: ‘Tweeting the meeting’

A healthcare social media research article published in International Review of Psychiatry, March 3, 2015

Title
Live tweeting in medicine: ‘Tweeting the meeting’
Authors (alpha)
Alexander M. Djuricich, Janine E. Zee-Cheng
Published
March 3, 2015
Journal
International Review of Psychiatry
Impact Factor
2.275
DOI
10.3109/09540261.2014.1000270
Pubmed
25739015
Altmetric
A healthcare social media research article published in International Review of Psychiatry, March 3, 2015

Abstract

Medical conferences create an opportunity for lifelong learning for healthcare practitioners. The use of Twitter at such conferences continues to expand. This article focuses on how Twitter can be used by physicians and other healthcare providers at regional, national and international conferences, and also at local conferences, such as grand rounds. It also addresses the potential utility of Twitter chats and journal clubs in the promotion of lifelong learning. The impact of Twitter use in healthcare in general, and specifically at conferences, and how it can be measured, is discussed.


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