It’s about time Bonedoc!

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Since I started The Orthopedic Logbook about three and half year ago, I never thought such knee jerk “jump” at this social media will have any impact on  any readers at all.  Health blogging  is at its greatest boom back then and I know my blog would just be one of the thousands targeting the health niche. But grabbing a niche and be popular wasn’t my agenda then. It isn’t,  and will not be up to now.

Bonedoc, author of this blog, The Orthopedic Logbook

I’d started blogging about almost everything including health care in order harness my writing skills and share information.  There’s a lot I learned (and I’m still learning) in med school, the hospital and in the lives of every patient physician’s out there. Holding these information to myself will benefit no one. There’s no way but to share it too, to be part of a greater community knowledge and for a better health care. The  influx of information, including those in medicine,  came rapidly and tremendously because sharing of ideas exploded.  This blog contribution to health care, though how minuscule, will go a long way in shaping the minds of wired, health care citizens.

I’m bringing health and health care information right in front of our wired health citizens out there, Filipinos and globally. Majority of Filipinos are not yet connected to the net, but the increasing trends points to a better scenario in the years to come. That’s inevitable too. Filipinos will surely, later if not sooner. The powers of these new social media in connecting people and providing information is an inescapable paradigm. Either we take advantage of it or we stagnate with health care information.

So next year, after 167 posts and 108 comments,  The Orthopedic Logbook will

  1. Continue to deliver personalized health and health care ideas right in your desktop.
  2. It will also maximize the other emerging social media to help anchor these ideas to your needs. Facebook and Twitter have invaded the web and health care has yet to capitalize on these growing third media.
  3. Majority of Filipinos are interconnected via cellphone and sms, that should be another good area to explore.
  4. The author will also talk on various social media forums on health care and health care blogging.
  5. I will also try to “create” community for health care readers and health care writers…

Thank you my dear patrons and readers. Expect a better and simpler Logbook in the years to come! Don’t hesitate to subscribe to this blog, comment on any of my posts or just contact me thru mail for any suggestions to wanted to convey. I promise you I’ll answer them in the soonest possible moment!  Thank you once again and Merry Christmas!

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is previously Chief of Clinics at St. Louis Hospital in Tacurong City and a consultant in Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (www.remomd.com).

3 Comments

  1. Dear Dr. Bonedoc,

    We are creating a site for world-class physicians. You can view the site at:

    http://physiciannexus.com/profiles/members/

    Physician Nexus offers immeasurable benefits to physicians such as collaboration with other fellow physicians, career opportunities, curbside consults and referrals. It is ready for launch soon.

    To help us ensure that the site have a vast of vital information, we are looking for leading Filipino physicians like you to work with us 5 hours a week.

    You are to be an online forum moderator for your specialty. The forum moderator will be reponsible for determining, on a monthly basis, the 5 most important questions that emerge within that speciality that month. This will generally revolve around approval of new healthcare services approvals, whether new (1) medications (2) procedures (3) devices (4) surgical techniques, or (5) diagnostic tests (imaging or lab).

    By way of example, we might be interested to know if drug eluting stents are perceived superior to non-drug eluting stents for patients with coronary artery occulsions. Other examples would include immediate physician feedback on techniques like LASIK surgery. The goal of the moderator is to determine “the most important 5 questions of the month”, and to stimulate, and organize, the dialogue that ensues. This will require weekly polling of regulatory approval websites, likae the US FDA, to see what is new. It will also entail reviewing the peer-reviewed literature and medical professional news of the specialty.

    Imagine being able to engage and connect with world-class physicians and boost your earnings and reputation at the same time!

    Please send us email to physiciannexus11@gmail.com if you are interested. Please include your recent curriculum vitae, including professional and academic affiliations with major universities and medical centers. Include prior publications, research experience, and other evidence of thought leadership, and at least 3 professional references (US physician references are a strong plus).

    Regards,

    Omar Baig

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