We are very proud to unveil a new web service called Medpolitics.com, a blogging site open to US physicians to opine on healthcare, public health, politics of medicine, and the state of our profession. The time seems perfect considering that healthcare is such a hot debate topic, and many doctors feel that we should have a stronger voice in the debate. We figured we know a thing or two about blogging and healthcare. So why not build a service where doctors write their political thoughts and others read them and comment? We hope that one day politicians, policy makers, news makers, and others will be checking it out to see what the doctors actually think on the important medical policy issues.
So we registered the domain, installed a user-friendly publishing software, and gave it some testing. The site is now ready to go, all without any significant investments (except for our time) or outside funding. In other words, 100% independent political network for doctors.
Some features of the website: WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) blog editor, drag and drop picture uploading, social networking (make friends, establish contacts), bookmarking, event announcements, polls creation, and much more. The publishing on Medpolitics is as easy as writing an email: no knowledge of HTML is necessary. Again, the site is open for blogging to US physicians only, and everyone else can follow the debate and comment. We have a person on staff to treat everyone who signs up the old fashioned way, “like a doctor.” That means continuous support, a phone number to call for help or to explain how to do something, and the utmost attention to all your requests. What blogging platform will do that for you?
We are not looking for thousands of members, but just for some of you that care for the future of our profession and have the desire to have your opinions heard. So let’s see if the experiment will work, and whether we can get some of the quiet voices out. Sign up now, and if you have that Blogger account that gets drowned in a sea of chatter, move it and join other physicians. A few voices together are definitely louder than individuals scattered all over.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via this contact form.
See you in the debate halls of Medpolitics.com!