Figure out why you want to engage with others online, be cautious and find the right platform for your work, says Dr. Venuturupalli.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among other sources, posts guidelines and tips for doctors getting on social media to talk to patients. Keep HIPAA and other privacy restrictions in mind whenever you chat online.
“Social media already dictates how we interact with each other,” says Dr. Venuturupalli. “We are now trying to focus on how best to understand social media and use it to further knowledge.”
For more on social media and to meet the faces behind the handles, attend the #ACR16 Tweet-Up at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting on Nov. 13 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in West Overlook on the second floor of the convention center.
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Susan Bernstein is a freelance medical journalist based in Atlanta.