doctors on tiktok dancing during coronavirus pandemic

Medical Doctor TikTok Famous: Social Media Stardom or National Security Threat?

DOCTORS ON TIKTOK

doctors on tiktok dancing during coronavirus pandemic

 

 

 

 

Doctors have turned to the popular social media app TikTok to share educational content and spread awareness about medical topics.

Thousands of people enjoy watching TikTok content posted by physicians.

But others claim they find the content unprofessional.

Medical TikTok Controversy:

Social media is turning many doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals into social media stars. But recently doctors have come under fire during the pandemic for posting dancing videos in hospitals where patients are dying of COVID-19. Should Doctors be Dancing on TikTok during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

On the one hand, people can’t get in to see their parents who are sick with COVID-19 and on the other they see doctors dancing in the hallways of hospitals.

Is this really that sympathetic to someone’s needs who may be grieving or losing a loved one during the pandemic?

Are doctors the new social media influencers during the pandemic? Social Media Strategist Kris Ruby recently discussed this topic with Randy Rauch on The Roach Show.

 

Everything is vying for attention on social media, but should that attention be limited during a pandemic to non-hospital corridors?

 

Is this harmless Tik Tok video actually a way for other people from external governments to see what’s going on with patients here?

Some Doctors quest for TikTok fame poses two risks:

1) National security

2) Lack of empathy to the family members of Covid-19 patients

Doctors and nurses are going viral on TikTok. But should nurses and medical doctors be dancing during a pandemic?

At first glance, this may sound like a harmless social media story.  But it’s not.

The Army Followed the Pentagons Guidance and Bans Chinese-Owned TikTok App because it is considered a security threat.

Lawmakers have asked a national security review of the app. But why have U.S. intelligence officials not been asked to investigate whether TikTok usage by medical professionals represents a national security risk to the United States?

If TikTok poses a cybersecurity threat, what makes you think it doesn’t pose the very same security threat when it comes to patient data and access to records?

Think it through. Doctors have access to log into patient portals and records on their phones. They are now doing telemedicine and Telehealth on their phones, too, with recently lifted restrictions. What makes you think the Chinese government can’t view this medical information?

Why have U.S. intelligence officials not been asked to investigate whether TikTok usage by medical professionals represents a national security risk to the United States?

If TikTok poses a cybersecurity threat, what makes you think it doesn’t pose the very same security threat when it comes to patient data and access to records?

Dancing During Coronavirus Pandemic. A Good Idea?

Should physicians be on TikTok?

Where do you draw the line between helpful medical content and potentially breaching patient privacy?

In this podcast episode on TikTok for Medical Practices, we discuss:

  • How medical practices and physicians are using TikTok
  • The potential harm of Doctors using TikTok
  • Legal consequences of medical professionals using TikTok
  • Why every medical professional must read their employment contract before posting on social media platforms like TikTok or giving media interviews during the pandemic
  • Is physician credibility strengthened or diminished by TikTok usage?
  • Can TikTok negatively impact the reputation of your private practice?
  • Why focusing on how to go viral on TikTok during the pandemic could be the downfall of your medical career
  • How to make sure you aren’t violating your hospital employment contract
  • Does TikTok usage violate the publics trust in medical professionals during the pandemic?
  • Does being qualified to practice medicine mean you are also qualified to practice social media marketing? Or are physicians misusing the platform with a lack of proper training and respect for qualified marketing professionals?