social media usage

What patients are tweeting about their ODs
What patients are tweeting about their ODs
Living life online: Talking to parents about social mediaSocial media applications and surfing the Internet are among the most common activities today for children and adolescents. Although there are a number of benefits of social media, there are also a number of risks.
Managing your employees’ social media use
Managing your employees’ social media useIs your staff addicted to social media? Some of them are indeed social media junkies, as polls show the average American spends a quarter of his work day on sites such as Facebook.1 That means a 25 percent decrease in productivity. That means that in an average workweek, you a paying a staffer to socialize online for over a full day of work!
Impact of tweeting and instagramming on teen mental healthTeenagers who spend most of their time online comparing their lives to others may experience increased depression and anxiety. See what you can do to help.
Social media: ROI for health plans?According to the research firm Gartner, Inc., information technology is subject to a five-phase acceptance cycle: a Technology Trigger, Peak of Inflated Expectations, Trough of Disillusionment, Slope of Enlightenment, and Plateau of Productivity. Even zealous advocates of social media marketing (SMM) admit their craft is currently stuck in the disillusionment phase.
HIPAA in the age of social media
HIPAA in the age of social mediaAs healthcare providers in an age where digital information can be just as viral as the viruses we treat, it is of the utmost importance to understand the implications of our social media posts.
‘Linking in’ to optometry
‘Linking in’ to optometryLinkedIn is an online social media platform that connects professionals around the world with the goal of increasing productivity and success. Founded in 2003, the now ubiquitous tool has revolutionized the way people are hired. LinkedIn offers unique benefits to the prospective employee, making it a useful tool to have as an optometry student.
VIDEO: Using social media responsiblyJessica Skelley, PharmD, BCACP, Samford University, discusses the pitfalls pharmacies should avoid while using social media.
3 tips for nurses when using social mediaWhen it comes to social media, boundaries are blurred, which makes privacy and confidentiality online so confusing for workers and stress-inducing for employers. Here are three tips to follow when posting online.
OD Q&A: Matt Geller, ODWe give [students] the issues of what's going on in the profession but not to a degree where they're going to become overwhelmed. We try to cover an issue with a proactive and positive voice.