News in Brief The surprising way using social media can benefit physicians Congress and lobbyists have discovered the power of social media. Learn how it might benefit your practice. Nov. 10, 2016Thursday AOA Staff Contact AOA Staff Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email The next time you want to get your congressman’s attention, try voicing your concerns on social media. A recent survey from the Congressional Management Foundation of congressional staff indicated that 30 or fewer responses to their social media posts are enough to get the office to “pay attention,” which could potentially influence their decision making. Social media is so powerful because it is public communication—legislators and their staff know all of their constituents can see any comments. Even lobbyists expect social media to become more influential than traditional lobbying, The Washington Post reports. Learn more about other ways physicians are using social media: DOs, students take to Instagram to educate others on osteopathic medicine Social status: DO leverages skyrocketing online presence to launch foundation Social networks for physicians now trending #DoctorsLounge More in Newsbriefs TouroCOM opens new school in Great Falls, Montana The new campus is Touro University’s third college of osteopathic medicine and the first nonprofit medical school in Montana. “Operation Nightingale” fraud scheme alert: Bogus nursing credentials sold to thousands of aspiring nurses It was recently discovered that a scheme, nicknamed “Operation Nightingale,” offered aspiring nurses the opportunity to purchase fake nursing degree diplomas and transcripts. Previous articleElection 2016: How health-related initiatives in several states fared Next articleTexas DO is already a health care CEO at age 35. Here's how he did it.