This poster project was driven by a couple of very motivated pharmacy students and recently presented in poster form at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. I was prompted to post it because of a recent tweet by @SusannahFox about the Health On Net Code. As with all posters, the complete results are not contained here. Ironically, the fact that while about a third of pharmacist blogs contained disclaimers, only 7% contained evidence of HON certification is not included on this poster – despite that piece being the impetus for this post. Of note, the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics seal was not similarly tracked at the time of the study.
The full manuscript will hopefully be published in a peer-reviewed journal in the not-too-distant future [Update: Article will be published in AJHP later in 2010].
Elkins J, Goncz CE, Somnarain R, Clauson KA. Soapbox 2.0: Blog and microblog use by pharmacists for ranting and discourse. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 2009.