Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: The use of social media and social networks in health care is an emerging phenomenon whose time has arrived. However, adoption of these technologies for professional use remains generally elusive among geriatric clinicians and virtually nonexistent in the practice of long-term care. This session is designed to present the pragmatics of social media and social networking and its potential use in long-term care. Attendees will gain specific “who, what, when where, why and how” information, as well as hands-on activities to facilitate learning.
Describe AMDAs social media strategies as well as the member benefits in becoming involved in AMDAs social media platforms.
Identify social media networks most commonly used by health care organizations to advance clinical practice.
Create and use a Twitter account for use in long term care practice.
Identify multifaceted educational resources for the acquisition and development of social networking skills.
Speaker(s): Patricia L. Bach, PsyD, RN; Perry G. Meyers; Lindsey Neal, MD, CMD
Reference(s): Don Dixon, et al. Practical Guidance: The Use of Social Media in Oncology Practice. Journal of Oncology Practice 8 (5)2012.
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