Journal article

Integrating Social Media into Urologic Health care: What Can We Learn from Other Disciplines?

Johannes Salem, Hendrik Borgmann, Declan G Murphy

CURRENT UROLOGY REPORTS | SPRINGER | Published : 2016

Abstract

Social media (SoMe) have become an integral part in many aspects of personal and professional life. With current uptake rates of 50-70% among urologists, SoMe platforms merit huge potential for dissemination of information and professional exchange among stakeholders in urology. Application of SoMe includes conference conversations via tweet chats, health education via YouTube videos, and Twitter online journal clubs. In addition, a number of urology journals have embraced SoMe to allow rapid dissemination of their content and engagement with their readers. Guidance for the appropriate use of SoMe is provided to urologists by several organizations. Besides urology, other disciplines have ado..

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