JOHN NOSTA'S COLUMN

Is Twitter Spaces The New Medical Grand Rounds?

Twitter offers a simple, powerful, and convenient platform to connect clinicians from around the world.

Twitter Spaces is a new feature that allows users to host and participate in audio conversations on the social media platform. It has the potential to revolutionize the way medical professionals communicate and share knowledge.

Imagine a medical grand rounds, where doctors and healthcare professionals from around the world come together to discuss cases, share insights, and learn from each other. Now, imagine being able to attend this grand round from the comfort of your own home, using nothing but your phone and a Twitter account.

This is the potential of Twitter Spaces.

Traditionally, grand rounds have been in-person events, often held at hospitals or medical schools. They can be an invaluable source of education and collaboration for medical professionals, but they can also be difficult to attend due to time and location constraints.

Twitter Spaces allows anyone with a Twitter account to host or participate in an audio conversation, bringing the benefits of a grand round to a wider audience. It’s easy to use and requires no additional software or downloads.

In a medical context, Twitter Spaces could be used to discuss cases, share research findings, or even provide continuing medical education. It could bring together experts from different specialties, enabling them to share their knowledge and experiences with a global audience. Further, the “event” can be held at any time or in association with breaking medical and scientific news or urgent matter.

Of course, there are potential challenges to using Twitter Spaces for medical discussions. Ensuring the accuracy and reliability of information shared is crucial, and it will be important for hosts to carefully moderate their Spaces to ensure that only credible sources are cited. But that’s the nature of an open dialogue—expect conflict and controversy.

Overall, Twitter Spaces has the potential to be a valuable tool for medical professionals looking to share knowledge and collaborate with their peers. By bringing the grand round experience to a digital platform, it has the power to connect doctors and healthcare professionals in a way that was previously impossible. So, it can be a new medical grand rounds where facts meet, insights collide, and medicine is advanced.

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John Nostahttps://nostalab.com/
John is the founder of NostaLab, a digital health think tank recognized globally for an inspired vision of digital transformation. His focus is on guiding companies, NGOs, and governments through the dynamics of exponential change and the diffusion of innovation into complex systems. He is also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and the WHO’s Digital Health Roster of Experts. He is a frequent and popular contributor to Fortune, Forbes, Psychology Today and Bloomberg as well as prestigious peer-reviewed journals including The American Journal of Physiology, Circulation, and The American Journal of Hematology.

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John is the founder of NostaLab, a digital health think tank recognized globally for an inspired vision of digital transformation. His focus is on guiding companies, NGOs, and governments through the dynamics of exponential change and the diffusion of innovation into complex systems.

He is also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and the WHO’s Digital Health Roster of Experts. He is a frequent and popular contributor to Fortune, Forbes, Psychology Today and Bloomberg as well as prestigious peer-reviewed journals including The American Journal of Physiology, Circulation, and The American Journal of Hematology.

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