Social Media is the final frontier for the doctor-patient relationship. As physicians and healthcare providers we are held to high behavioral standards. In addition, legal considerations abound in medicine today and will continue to be an issue until our country addresses tort reform. As a profession, we must develop standards for online behavior based on good judgement and common sense. In addition, we must learn to embrace the power of social media and maximize its potential positive impacts on our patients and our profession.
"In spite of the potential pitfalls of social media, I believe that reaching out to patients and colleagues via cyberspace is the future of medicine and will positively impact our ability to provide healthcare in the future." Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC
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