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A doc, a Tweet, an Island

An example of how social media is changing the healthcare dynamic – but not everyone is sure how to handle this new frontier.

Days of Past Futures


Emergency physicians can be an ornery bunch, often opinionated and not afraid to speak out on a wide variety of issues. As emergency room (ER) overcrowding in Canada is seen as an early-warning signal for more wide-ranging problems within the health care system, having ER doctors who are willing to be vocal about their concerns is not necessarily a bad thing. (It’s worth noting that arguably the most high-profile media physician in Canada – Dr. Brian Goldman @NightShiftMD, host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s White Coat Black Art is an ER doc).

Combining an ER physician with Twitter, as you can imagine, can be a potent mixture.


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