#OSMA2011 Wrap Up Report

Thanks again to the Ohio State Medical Association for the opportunity to speak at their Practice Management Symposium just a few days ago. (The official wrap up report is on the OSMA website.) I spoke on the topic of physicians and social media. There was an audio recording of my talk. And when they make it available to me, I'll figure out a way to share it with all of you. In addition, I invite you to check out my video interview above which was recorded just minutes following my talk. Thanks to all of you who have already viewed it, because my interview easily has almost 10 times as many views as any other video that they released from the event.

The Ohio State Medical Association has been a leader in social media guidance in that they have a tool kit and a set of guidelines for physicians to use when interacting with social media. I invite you to check it out by clicking here. Following my talk, I even got to speak with some staff members from the OSMA and I'm excited that they are thinking about taking more steps into the social media world. They already have an active twitter and facebook page. Hopefully, there will be more social media involvement in the months to come. As I said during my talk, I feel strongly that physicians (and also physician organizations) need to have more of a presence on social media than what is happening now.

A fun part I got to do during the conference was the opportunity to record a couple of audio interviews during the meeting. I'll play these interviews during my next Family Medicine Rocks podcast coming up this week. One interview was with Dr. Pat Jonas who is a Family Physician in the Dayton, Ohio area (BTW, it is Dr. Jonas' birthday today!). He has the Dr Synonymous blog and the Dr Synonymous radio show on BlogTalkRadio. I also had the opportunity to speak with Jason Koma who is the Director of Communications at the OSMA. We chatted about the OSMA social media tool kit, the social media guidelines, and the OSMA House of Delegates meeting which just took place this weekend.