Despite the widespread use of temperature measurement in healthcare, our ability to use temperature data to diagnose patients is limited; it remains challenging to distinguish fevers of rheumatic illnesses from those of infectious or malignant conditions. We created Feverprints, a crowdsourcing research app to understand temperature variation between individuals, determine unique fever patterns (“feverprints”) for a variety of illnesses, and examine how antipyretics affect disease course. We report preliminary data from temperatures collected during the first 9 months of the study.
Here are a few references on why and how to get started with social media for medical education, including articles about the use of social media, guidelines on how to use (and how NOT to use) social media, and links to online software.
Social media is a great tool for medical educators, but, like anything else worth doing, it takes some effort to get started. Social media allows you to teach, learn, collaborate, research, socialize, produce scholarship, and advance your career. Here’s how I’ve used social media over the past two years, and why you may want to dive in as well.
As part of my Rabkin Medical Education fellowship, I created this presentation to practice my lecturing skills. This is the introduction of a presentation where I discuss how social media has made me a better physician. To learn more about using social media, read my article “A doctor’s prescription for social media.”
If you are a physician and are interested in filling out the online survey that I discuss in my presentation, please click here.
Let me know what you think of the presentation, and how I can improve my lecturing skills. Also, would love to hear your thoughts about how social media has changed your practice, if at all!
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