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This blog post features a list of social networks found online for medical practitioners.
Hope you will find this useful!
Social networks (Web 2.0) for medical practitioners
|1.||iMedExchange – a social networking site for physicians||iMedexchange is a private online community for M.D.s and D.O.s in the United States. iMedexchange provides a free venue for resources, tools and discussions to be shared between physicians.|
|2.||DoctorsHangout.com – A Personal & Professional Networking Site for Doctors& Medical Students Worldwide (Ning site)||Description: DoctorsHangout.com is an exclusive next generation social networking service for Medical Students, Residents and Doctors. DoctorsHangout social network can help you maintain existing personal and professional relationships and establish new ones by reaching out to Doctors you’ve never met before. Doctors Hangout makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for long lasting connections or establish new professional contacts. At DoctorsHangout.com, Doctors exchange clinical experiences, review their cases and share clinical knowledge.|
|3.||http://doctorworld.net/||DoctorWorld.NET is a user powered medical news portal. On this social content voting site, all news is submitted by its users. Any member can submit medical related content to DoctorWorld.NET, and this will enable the content to be viewed by all. The content will be promoted or buried depending on how much it is liked by the community. The more votes the submission gets, the more popular it is. With enough votes, the piece of news will be showcased on the Front page of DoctorWorld.NET.|
|4.||The Student Doctor Network (SDN)||The SDN is now more than 10 years old. It has a forum, blog and wiki that has a web community that includes most doctoral-level health fields. SDN is a nonprofit web site that started as a grassroots Web community at the University of Kansas in the mid-1990s. Since then, SDN has emerged as one of the most comprehensive and most useful student-driven resources on the Internet. Membership is free and run completely by volunteers.|
|5.||Sermo – Online community for physicians to collaborate across the US||Sermo is the largest online physician community in the US. It’s where practicing US physicians—spanning 68 specialties and all 50 states—collaborate on difficult cases and exchange observations about drugs, devices and clinical issues. And find potentially life-saving insights that have yet to be announced by conventional media sources.Sermo is a real-time meeting place where physicians get help with everything from patient care to practice management. They’ve described it as “therapeutic,” a “virtual water cooler” and “vital to my everyday practice.”Physicians on Sermo rank their colleagues for the value of their postings and the quality of their answers to posted questions. Highly ranked community members are turned to for respected answers and advice.Sermo leverages aspects of social network theory, game theory, prediction markets and information arbitrage. It’s completely scalable and sustainable as a social media platform and communication tool. Peer reviews and user-reviewed rating systems ensure that medical reporting is accurate and supported by the physician community.|
|6.||Cardiology Rounds (Ning site)||CardiologyRounds.com is an exclusive next generation social networking service for Cardiologists, Physicians, Medical Students who are interested in Cardiology and for all people who are related to the field of Cardiology.Cardiology Rounds social network can help you maintain existing personal and professional relationships and establish new ones by reaching out to Cardiologists you’ve never met before. Relationships and Connections are very important to advance your career in Cardiology. Cardiology Rounds.com helps you to create, manage and expand your social network in the field of Cardiology. At Cardiology Rounds, Cardiologists exchange clinical experiences, review their cases and share clinical knowledge, images & videos. You can immensely benefit from the collective knowledge of CardiologyRounds.com members.|
|7.||mEducator – Enabling state of the art medical educational content using technology||Content is generated from textbooks, teaching file, algorithms, virtual patients, and more. Although there is an abundance of medical educational content available in individual EU academic institutions, this is not widely available or easy to discover and retrieve, due to lack of standardized content sharing mechanisms. The aim of mEducator BPN is to implement and critically evaluate existing standards and reference models in the field of e-learning in order to enable specialized state-of-the-art medical educational content to be discovered, retrieved, shared and re-used across European higher academic institutions.Educational content included in mEducator covers and represents the whole range of medical educational content, from traditional instructional teaching to active learning and experiential teaching/studying approaches. It spans the whole range of types, from text to exam sheets, algorithms, teaching files, computer programs (simulators or games) and interactive objects (like virtual patients and electronically traced anatomies), while it covers a variety of topics.||
|8.||Exchange HIVE – Health IT knowledge base||In this collaborative community professionals connect across the spectrum of health and technology, nurturing developments, and enhancing creative synergies in NZ and offshore. If they want to create a private group within the hive to protect confidential discussions, the hive enables this. Feeds from other information sources are channelled into the hive, making it a one stop centre for its community.‘The hive is where people, organisations, ideas, debate, experience, research, investors and other enablers come together to create the innovation culture, practice and the momentum that are the foundation for building a 21st century health service,’ says Malcolm Pollock.www.hive.org.nz is an initiative of the National Institute for Health Innovation and has been commissioned by the Ministry of Health.|
|9.||New Media Medicine||This website is an online community of doctors, medical students and applicants to medical school from around the world. New Media Medicine was set up in 2002 and now has over 60,000 registered members and over 700,000 messages on our discussion forum.||
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|10.||The Health Informatics Forum – Ning site||This website is a Social Network for Health Informatics professionals, students and academics. Our members include many leading academics and researchers in the field of Health Informatics.|
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