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Medical News & Perspectives
July 31, 2019

Getting Social: Physicians Can Counteract Misinformation With an Online Presence

JAMA. 2019;322(7):598-600. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.10779

Austin Chiang, MD, a Harvard-trained gastroenterologist at Jefferson Health/Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, was recently appointed the institution’s first chief medical social media officer.

The 33-year-old Chiang, president of a new nonprofit called the Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM), is trying to encourage physicians and other health care professionals at Jefferson and across the country to establish an online presence beyond sharing vacation photos with friends on Facebook.

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