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.
Definition confusion with Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0
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
Year end thoughts for 2009
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.
Pharmacy students may be a little too transparent with their social media
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.
Which internet browser do you prefer?
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.
“What’d I miss?” – Week of October 4th
As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.
Keeping up while on the information superhighway
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.
Update on Pharmacy 2.0..or should I say “Pharmacy Web 2.0”
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