Social media, medicine and the modern journal club

A healthcare social media research article published in International Review of Psychiatry, March 31, 2015

Title
Social media, medicine and the modern journal club
Authors (alpha)
Joel M. Topf, Swapnil Hiremath
Published
March 31, 2015
Journal
International Review of Psychiatry
Impact Factor
2.275
DOI
10.3109/09540261.2014.998991
Pubmed
25906989
Altmetric
A healthcare social media research article published in International Review of Psychiatry, March 31, 2015

Abstract

Medical media is changing along with the rest of the media landscape. One of the more interesting ways that medical media is evolving is the increased role of social media in medical media's creation, curation and distribution. Twitter, a microblogging site, has become a central hub for finding, vetting, and spreading this content among doctors. We have created a Twitter journal club for nephrology that primarily provides post-publication peer review of high impact nephrology articles, but additionally helps Twitter users build a network of engaged people with interests in academic nephrology. By following participants in the nephrology journal club, users are able to stock their personal learning network. In this essay we discuss the history of medical media, the role of Twitter in the current states of media and summarize our initial experience with a Twitter journal club.


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