After resisting the urge, I signed up for a Twitter account – @SteveKabler. One of the nice things about Twitter is that it gives you quick access to all sorts of different news. Here are some of the articles I found this week related to med mal, social media and new legislation:
- An interesting article from the AMA’s American Medical News about the impact that medical malpractice cases have on physicians – “Life after lawsuit: How doctors pick up the pieces.”
- In case you were wondering why doctors have issues about malpractice cases, this article from CBS New York may explain it: “Juror in Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Accused of Soliciting Bribe.” Apparently, the juror was trying to get a piece of the action in exchange for “fixing” a verdict for the Plaintiff.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEDICINE
I’ve run a couple of posts about the impact of social media on medicine in the past month. Here are a couple of other interesting articles:
- Here’s a good take on the value of social media for doctors “Why Family Medicine Needs Social Media.“
- The basics: “Social Media in Medicine: A Crash Course for HCP’s” from HCP Live.
- Two good articles from the prolific blog KevinMD – “Can Social Media Promote Global Health?” and “Doctors Should Not Sue Patients for Negative Online Reviews.“
Apparently, the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts claims it is too difficult to discipline physicians. A new law aims to change that: “Legislature Sends Doctor Discipline Bill to Governor.” I’m most interested in the fact that Missouri hasn’t summarily suspended a doctor in 25 years! Colorado suspended more than 150 between 2000 and 2009 alone.