Tweet Chat on Physician-Patient Communication Scheduled for February 10

February 7, 2020
Kevin Kunzmann

What does a strong physician-patient connection look like in 2020?

The bridge from doctors to patients is blocked.

A recent survey showed just 42% of physicians believe they have effective communication with their patients. This is despite the fact that two-thirds of surveyed doctors agreed delivering a top in-patent experience is the most important factor to their practice’s success.

The strain is felt on the other end, as well. It’s commonplace for patients to complain about the limited attention they receive, or the ineffective information they hear, from their care provider. In-patient visits among younger adult populations are on the decline, and the concept of the long-term relationship between a doctor and their patient is expiring.

So, what does it look like today?

On Monday, Rebecca Winderman, MD (@WindermanMd), Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Jamaica Jospital, joins the HCPLive® and SoMeDocs teams to lead a discussion on “Physician-Patient Communication.”

The chat begins Monday, February 10, at 6 PM EST, under the #DocTalk and #SoMeDocs hashtags. Here are the questions:

  1. What are some of the greatest barriers to physician-patient communication today?
  2. What does connection with a patient look like? What are the signs it is strong?
  3. What modern issues (media, misinformation, payer role, etc) have affected the potential for improved patient connection? And how?
  4. How does having an online presence affect your connection to patients?
  5. What simple tips can a physician practice to improve communication?
  6. It’s 2030. Physician-patient trust and communication has improved greatly. What happened to lead to this change?

Anyone interested in joining the chat should follow @MDMagazine and @SoMeDocs, check the hashtags, and look out for this banner indicating the chat’s start on Twitter:

Every Monday evening over the next month, doctors, care providers, students, experts, and advocates can participate in the joint #DocTalk and #SoMeDocs chat: a discussion on the biggest trends, news, ideas, and issues in healthcare today, hosted by a network of physician thought leaders.

SoMeDocs is an online platform that provides physicians a space to network, collaborate, and grow their own brands. Physicians with interest in becoming thought leaders, growing their practice, connecting with a target audience, and advancing their careers through online growth and networking can learn more here.