Houston Hospitals, Docs infected by social media By Molly Ryan, Houston Business Journal

Twitter is the first place Dr. Bryan Vartabedian looks in the morning and the last place he looks at night. A self-proclaimed dispatcher “from the frontline of social media and medicine,” the pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children’s Hospital also considers himself a “doctor of the wild,” hunting and gathering the best sources of viral medical information.

He is not alone. Houston hospitals are beginning to encourage their physicians to use social media to work with or alongside the companies’ existing accounts to foster an information-sharing community. These hospitals are also finding innovative ways to spread and collect health care information …

Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/print-edition/2012/05/04/houston-hospitals-doctors-infected-by.html

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