About a year ago, the Community Ethics Committee wrapped up a report on usage of social media by medical professionals. The way and speed at which social media is evolving, it’s a subject bound to make its way back into the CEC dialogue in some form.
Bryan Vartabedian, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, blogs regularly about the convergence/collision of medicine and social media. Recently, a patient’s mother had a creative way to get his attention: She tweeted him. How he handled it is worth a read. http://33charts.com/2010/11/patients-contact-twitter.html