Harvard Business Review: Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills

Harvard Business Review: Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills. “Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have emerged as powerful tools for keeping surgeons connected. Though online communities have been used in specific cases to share medical knowledge, in more recent years a variety of communities have formed using more accessible social media platforms to facilitate surgeons’ interactions, enhance their practice, and improve patient outcomes. For instance, Facebook groups like the International Hernia Collaboration or the Robotic Surgery Collaboration (RSC) — a group founded by one of us (Yusef Kudsi) — allow surgeons to share de-identified cases and exchange questions and experiences regarding particular techniques or practices.”