Like it or not, social media is having, and will continue to have, a large impact on the state of healthcare in the U.S. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn all serve as a means to connect physicians to one another. But medical professionals are looking for increasingly secure and flexible options that allow for more than simple fraternization. Conversations dealing directly with patient cases that can take place anywhere and at anytime are highly sought after.
To that end, FierceHealthIT takes a look at six sites relevant to the social networking discussion in healthcare today. While some are just getting started (e.g., Doximity, PeerCase), others have had to change their initial plans due to the ever-shifting health IT landscape (e.g., iMedExchange, Ozmosis).
This list is by no means comprehensive; there are several other sites not included that perform similar functions for healthcare professionals (e.g., Medscape's Physician Connect). It simply provides a starting point for anyone interested in learning more about physician social networking.
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