ABSTRACT: Social media in dermatology: moving to Web 2.0
Patient use of social media platforms for accessing medical information has accelerated in parallel with overall use of the Internet. Dermatologists must keep pace with our patients’ use of these media through either passive or active means are outlined in detail for 4 specific social media outlets. A 5-step plan for active engagement in social media applications is presented. Implications for medical professionalism, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance, and crisis management are discussed.