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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.

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.

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