Brian S. McGowan, PhD

Brian S.
McGowan, PhD
Author, consultant

Twitter: @BrianSMcGowan

Brian S. McGowan, PhD, has dedicated the past 12 years to medical education as a faculty member, mentor, accredited provider, and commercial supporter. The opinions expressed are McGowan’s and do not represent the views of past, current, or future employers. 

Articles
Social Media Connections: The Rise of Virtual Courses
How social technologies will affect the future of medical education
The Real Value of Social Connections for Physician Learning 
New data make the case that social networks improve healthcare quality and decreases costs.
Social Media Connections: Learning is a Team Sport  1
How social media can help CME professionals actually do what know we should be doing.
The Real Value of Social Networks 
While it’s interesting to talk about social networks, the real change driver lies in the communities they represent.
Targeting the Unknown Unknowns 
Real learning and innovation evolve at the edges of your social graph.
Deconstructing Your Social Network 
Why CME providers need to understand the science behind social connections.
Point-of-Care Social Learning for Healthcare Providers 
Creating the prototype social-learning system for physicians and other healthcare professionals
Social Media Connections: Solving Problems with Social Technologies 
How to harness social media so that it will help—rather than overwhelm.
Introducing SocialQI 
Can social technologies solve our healthcare quality crises?
Re-engineering the Data Stream from Meetings to Medical Practices 
Why we need to upgrade how information flows from medical conferences to physicians' practices.
Here Comes the Data: Results of Research on How Physicians Use Social Media 
Results from research on physicians’ adoption and use of social media to share medical knowledge with other physicians.
Social Learning Adoption in CME 
How physicians use social learning, and what that means for continuing medical education.
Social Media: From Adopting to Using 
How continuing medical education providers can become social media ninjas.
The Alliance for CME Gets Social 
Social media use was up nearly 1,500 percent at the 2011 Alliance for CME conference.
Getting Started With Social Media 
Here is some practical advice on how to begin exploring the use of social media for enhancing your CME program.

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