Awhile back, 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, the subject is sure 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