KevinMD media mentions, January 2012

I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com.

1. Grand rounds: True stories. USA Today.
Who makes your medical decisions? Two different patients (with the same condition) had very different opinions about who should make their medical decisions.

2. How doctors can reduce medical errors, lawsuits. USA Today.
Ask doctors what concerns them most, and chances are they’ll say, “medical malpractice.” A recent New England Journal of Medicine study found that 75% of doctors who practice psychiatry, pediatrics or family medicine will be sued during their career. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and obstetricians have it worse, as virtually all of them will be sued before they finish practicing medicine.

3. Who are Klout’s Top 10 healthcare social media ‘influencers’? MedCity News.
Pho has leveraged his blog to become an in-demand keynote speaker on social media at healthcare conferences and is a contributing writer for USA Today.

3. KevinMD weighs in on healthcare in New Hampshire. Healthcare IT News.
Leading up to Tuesday’s primary in the Granite State, Pho spoke with Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan about the healthcare issues important to his state, how politics influence Americans’ perception of health reform, and whether a Republican president could really repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

4. Klout’s top social media influencers in medicine. MedCity News.

5. Teaming up to make meaningful use of electronic health records. Canadian Medical Association Journal.
It’s an omen of initiatives to come as physicians find ever more useful and innovative useful ways to utilize the Internet in practice, says Nashua, New Hampshire-based primary care physician Dr. Kevin Pho. “It can definitely be used as a vehicle where doctors can learn from each other, and sometimes patients can see these stories and realize some of the difficulties we face when we practice medicine, and doing it through stories is one of the most powerful ways to do so,” he says.

6. Doctors leverage social media to educate patients. InsuranceQuotes.
“Twitter is s great way to break news and give your perspective to help patients understand what is happening in health care,” Pho said. “More than 65 percent of the public uses social networks, and eight out of 10 internet uses seek information online – that’s where patients are, so doctors need to have an online presence as well.”

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