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Friday, June 13, 2008

Web2.0 implications for doctors

There is an interesting blog post by Richard Smith at the BMJ entitled Get with Web 2.0 or become yesterday’s person focusing on generational, educational, cultural, linguistic, and psychological barriers to wider adoption.

He suggests that doctors are "too fond of a top down world—because they are usually at the top" and suggests that the social web means that the "top down world is crumbling".

Despite his advocacy, the difficulties I'm having in managing to register with the BMJ site to post a comment suggest that his assertion that "The machines we can fix. It’s the people—particularly old timers (that’s anybody over 40, I’m 56)—that are the problem" is not necessarily true yet.

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1 Comments:

  • This is a good article from an admirable advocate of these type of technologies.

    I am now motivated to join Facebook!

    regards

    Paul

    By Blogger Paul, at 12:38 PM  

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