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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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Lesser Surgeons?

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I’m amazed at how surgeons in provinces surpass the seemingly insurmountable odds besetting their practice. I’ve heard of horrifying stories regarding provincial practice during my training, that I sometimes wince at the thought that me too shall join their ranks soon when I get back to my hometown.  Then I got the first hand “feel”…

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Facebook invades Philippines: Will health care capitalize on this social media?

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In my last post, I presented a research that summarizes the current internet usage of physicians, in the US, Europe, Australia and South Korea. It was a ” backgrounder” really, in my attempt to determine how many physicians in the Philippines use the internet and social media in their practice. But this data is really difficult to…

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What should a dissatisfied patient do regarding their physician’s “bad” service

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Recently, I’ve been receiving   complaints from patients regarding some attending physician’s “quality” of service. Complaints like, “the doc saw me late already” or “my waiting time is far longer than my physician encounter time”  or “this was not explained to me” or  the difficulty of some patients (or relatives) to talk to their physicians. In…

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Chief’s Notes:Life and death tasks and physician’s perception to change

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Amongst professionals around, physicians are slow in adopting to change. By change I mean adapting  innovative ideas to handle cases, concerns and issues. In our aim to effect innovative administrative policies and changes, I’m trying to understand the behavioral reason behind this “reluctance” to adapt among physicians. Many physicians are not inclined on taking risks, especially when…

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