Earlier this week @ASHPOfficial tweeted â€œWhere should pharmacists draw the line at social networking? Protect your professional reputation and get tips for safety and privacy in the Summer issue of ASHP InterSections.â€Â The tweet included a link that took me to Facebook where I found another link to an article in ASHP Intersections Summer 2010 about pharmacy and social media; nothing unusual about that. Iâ€™ve read the article before and it contains some pretty good information. With that said, I did find it odd that ASHP was pointing pharmacists toward Facebook to retrieveÂ professional information. It got me thinking about Facebook and where the professional line-in-the-sand between professional and personal social media should be drawn forÂ pharmacists.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research has a very interesting article on the definitions of Heath 2.0 and Medicine 2.0 found in the scientific literature. Take a look at thisÂ table showing the various definitions for each. Wow, I wonder if a universally accepted definition will ever be developed and if so who’s going to be … Read more
2009 brought many new and exciting changes not only in my personal life, but in the world of pharmacy and technology as well. Iâ€™ve learned many new things, gained some skills previously absent from my armamentarium, met some great new people, discovered the â€œrealâ€ internet for the first time, traveled more than ever before, discovered I donâ€™t know diddly squat about a great many things, and am more excited about the next year than I can remember in recent history.
Below is a list of opinions about a great many things that I have seen and done over the past year. Some are pharmacy related, some are technology related, some are personal, and some are just random thoughts.
A study in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Vol: 73, Issue 06, Article: 104) took a look at issues related to Facebook usage, accountability, privacy, online image and e-professionalism among students entering pharmacy school
The study was conducted via a questionnaire consisting of 21 questions administered to 299 incoming pharmacy students. Of the 299 students surveyed, 244 (88%) had an existing Facebook profile. The average daily time spent of Facebook was approximately 22 minutes.
I canâ€™t help myself. Iâ€™m constantly tinkering with one thing or another when it comes to my laptop. Lately Iâ€™ve been playing around with different internet browsers. Like everyone else, I cut my teeth using Internet Explorer (IE); mainly because it was the only browser out there for a long time. Things have certainly changed as there are now several browsers to choose from and IE is no longer king.
On occasion I will download the most recent version reincarnation of IE. Iâ€™m not sure why I do it, but I do. No matter what changes Microsoft makes the browsing experience just isnâ€™t what it could be. IE improves with each release to be sure, but the improvements always seem to come up short.
Web 2.0 has certainly created an information revolution. I used to rely solely on journal articles to keep me up to date. Now I rely on an internet connection. Unfortunately, this creates a situation where information arrives faster than I can digest it, and if you’re not careful you can drown in the excess and end up not learning a thing.
A few days back I posted a small blog on pharmacy and the entire 2.0 (two-point-oh) movement. The article generated a couple of comments that brought my attention to an excellent article by Todd Eury describing the use of WEB 2.0 and pharmacy. Eury (of PTR) does a good job of getting to the essence … Read more