• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
12 17 08 Rev Medical Blog Basics

12 17 08 Rev Medical Blog Basics






Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds


Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    12 17 08 Rev Medical Blog Basics 12 17 08 Rev Medical Blog Basics Presentation Transcript

    • Medical Blog Basics & Medical Uses of RSS Feed Readers December 17, 2008 Presented by Judy Kammerer, MA, MLIS, AHIP Medical Librarian, UCSF Fresno & CRMC Email: [email_address]
    • What is a Blog?
      • Simple website that allows you to enter information without coding
      • Data is instantly published to your website
      • Individual entries are called “posts”
      • Posts are dated with newest at top
      • Easy to add frequent content
      • Good forum for sharing information
      • Allows others to add comments
    • Popular Free Blog Platforms
      • WordPress: http://wordpress.com/
      • Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/start
    • What Blogs Allow You To Do
      • Share personal information, opinions, creative works, commentary, professional expertise
      • Entries posted chronologically and can be organized into topical folders (categories)
      • Separate pages can be added with content, but individual posts only appear on home page
      • Include pictures, audio & video links, links to web pages & Power Points
      • Allow comments or make private
    • What Blogs Will Not Do
      • Pages cannot be formatted into tables – appearance is set by template chosen
      • Excel spreadsheets cannot be posted
    • Why Use a Blog?
      • Patient education
      • Discussion with colleagues (local/global)
      • Create interest groups
      • Promote your practice / programs
      • Develop an interest & organize online information
      • Community service / post screening tools
    • Cautions
      • HIPAA considerations
        • Avoid using any of the 18 health information identifiers when reporting interesting cases
      • Include a disclaimer on home page
        • Avoid impression of giving medical advice
      • Copyright considerations
        • Links are okay
        • Journals table of contents are okay
        • Avoid PDF article attachments
    • What are RSS Feed Readers?
      • Blog entries are published using RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
      • RSS content can be read using software called “RSS reader,” “feed reader,” or “aggregator”
      • The reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds (blogs) regularly for new content & downloads it for easy accessibility
      • It provides an easy method of keeping current (pulling the newest information from multiple sources into one place)
    • Free RSS Reader Platforms
      • GoogleReader: www.google.com/reader/
      • Bloglines: www.bloglines.com
      • FeedReader: http://www.feedreader.com/
      • NewsGator: http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/NewsGatorOnline/Default.aspx
    • Reasons to Use RSS Readers
      • You prefer to have new information aggregated in one place to check regularly, including:
        • Favorite blog sites
        • PubMed searches (you can set up searches so that you receive citations meeting that criteria as soon as they are published)
        • Professional association blog updates
        • Table of Contents from current issues of favorite journals
    • Examples
      • Popular physician’s blog: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/
      • List of medical blogs with search function: http://medlogs.com
      • E-Health article on “Entering the World of Medical Blogs”: http://medgadget.com/archives/Medical%20Blogs%20ACOG.pdf