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Do you want your healthcare professionals or healthcare institutions to have a social media policy?

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Yesterday I started a survey  asking healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses and allied medical professionals) if their healthcare institutions have a social media usage policy. (If you’re a healthcare professional you can still vote and comment in that post. ) Now its time to ask our clients, the Filipino patients: Do you want your healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses…

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Do you have a social media policy in your healthcare institution?

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Philippines ranks first in the global social media penetration according to a February 2011 market survey by Global Web Index. In this survey, it was also pointed out that asian countries do more ‘content sharing‘ than sharing messages as in other countries (UK, Canada). What is the implication of this survey results to Philippines’ healthcare system?…

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Do we need a law that protect healthcare providers if they disclose or confess medical errors?

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Central to correcting medical errors is accepting one first, if it did happen. Improvement in healthcare delivery will only happen if we learn from our mistakes and make concrete, active steps to rectify it. This is what we actually do during mortality and morbidity conference- analyze medical events and cases to help improve delivery of healthcare services. The health care…

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Challenge and fun of developing a clinical pathway

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When evidence based medicine (EBM) came to the halls of PGH  during my residency training, I was one of those few who “liked” its surge because of its “collaborative” approach and  ‘standardizing” effect on treatment protocols for a specific disease.  So honing my skills on study appraisals was a consequential habit I gained even into…

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When surgeon shopping ends up with just facility shopping…

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“Hello! And again!” I happily greeted this patient sitting on my clinic chair. He smiled back , albeit sheepishly and said  “Sorry doc!” . “Don’t mention it, it is your right by the way”. I saw this patient about 2 months prior to this consult in one of my other clinic in another institution. He…

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