I read this story today and found it truly fascinating.
The story is about how a doctor in Houston performed open heart surgery while his colleague tweeted updates throughout the entire procedure.
The doctor had a camera attached to his head and snapped pictures while he operated, and his colleague stood beside him and answered questions posted by @houstonhospital’s followers and used a #surgery hashtag. Quite amazing.
It’s common knowledge that social media is huge for promotion, but I’ve never thought about its educational purposes before reading this story. Just one other opportunity that social media gives us. Using social media as a tool (to show a successful surgery, I might add) is also great PR in action for the hospital.
It’s interesting how you don’t have to want to be a doctor to be interested in surgery, but it’s cool to know that your curiosity and questions about how any surgery goes can be answered with a simple tweet.
I linked the story above, please have a read!!!