Article in today’s Wall Street Journal:
Social Networking Goes Professional
Doctors, Salesmen, Executives Turn to New Sites to Consult, Commiserate With Peers; Weeding Out Impostors
By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO
August 28, 2007; Page D1
“When radiation oncologist Michael Tomblyn recently saw a 21-year-old patient whose eye was protruding from its socket, he turned to his fellow physicians for help. Dozens of doctors offered suggestions, including fungal infection, HIV-associated lymphoma or a cocaine-associated sinus problem, eventually steering him toward the correct answer: rhabdomyosarcoma, a fast-growing cancer most often observed in young children.
The diagnosis didn’t take place in a doctor’s lounge. It happened on Sermo.com, a social-networking site for licensed physicians, which Dr. Tomblyn and 25,000 doctors like him visit regularly to consult with colleagues specializing in areas from dermatology to psychiatry.”
Previous posts about online social networks for clinicians
- NurseConnect (Online Social Network for Nurses)
- Syndicom SpineConnect (Online Social Network for Spine Surgeons)
- Physicians “don’t have time for social networks”?
- Prometeo Network: Another Social Network for Clinicians
- UK Social Network for Physicians: Doctors.net.uk
- MedicSpeak: Another Social Network for Health Professionals
- Even More Social Networks for Clinicians
- Sermo becomes official AMA social network
- More Social Networks for Clinicians
- NurseLinkUp: MySpace for Nurses
- Sermo: Another “MySpace for Physicians”
- Healtheva: MySpace for Doctors?