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How physicians can manage information overload

Nice post from Bryan Vartabedian, MD, today aimed at helping doctors cope with information overload. Among his advice:

Minimize noise. The key to successful input management is the minimization of noise. And on social channels this means listening to those with the best signal (information) and tuning out those making the most noise. Ruthless tuning and control of who you let in is so important. The sooner you abandon the dated concept of the ‘courtesy follow’ the closer you will be to defining the signal you need. I struggle with email noise and work desperately to keep ads and non-critical communication out of my inbox.

Vartebedian will be a moderator at the Stanford Summit at Medicine 2.0 this Sept. 16.

Previously: A conversation with 33 Charts’ Bryan Vartabedian about professionalism in social media

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