Survey: Health Care Professional Use of Social Media in Oncology

Survey: Health Care Professional Use of Social Media in Oncology

Matthew S. Katz, MD

Oct 28, 2014

From everything you read, social media is becoming an increasingly important way to communicate in health care. ASCO has clearly embraced it. Dr. Don Dizon recently wrote a great piece about the value he gets from Twitter.

But does it matter to you? The whole social media thing comes with risks and benefits. And Twitter isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

As a result, I thought it would be helpful to know what you think about social media use. What about Facebook or other platforms? What is your comfort level with it?

Here is a survey that I think can help us better understand where the obstacles and opportunities are in using social media to improve cancer care.

I want to give the results back to you, and to make sure it’s all proper, this survey is IRB-reviewed and exempt.

Please fill out the survey and let me know in the comments below whether you’d prefer the results in another post or if I should save for ASCO’s 2015 Annual Meeting.


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Joseph Kim, MD, MBA, MPH

Oct, 30 2014 9:10 PM

Looking forward to seeing the results of this very interesting survey! 

Gilberto Lopes, MD, FASCO, MBA

Mar, 24 2016 8:03 AM

Hi Mathew. On question 7 I can´t mark all at the same level, for instance, very comfortable. It only allows me to choose one level for each situation. Was it supposed to be like that?




Matthew S. Katz, MD

Mar, 26 2016 6:56 AM

Hi Gilberto:
Thanks for your comment! It appears there is a glitch - you can answer two but not three of the components of Question 7. I'll look into it. If you want, pick the two more important ones for now. Sorry!

Virginia D. Anderson

Apr, 05 2016 3:07 PM

The glitch in question #7 is fixed now--please let us know if you encounter any other issues with the survey! -VA

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