Much more than 'Instagram for Doctors'
There are for all tastes, audiences and users. The first sprouted with the main and exclusive intent of sharing photos; others were created for purposes from expressing thoughts or opinions in a more or less reduced format to connecting family, friends, coworkers and even potential or future lovers. However, though its form is greatly similar to some of the before mentioned, in its substance, the latest social network/app to revolutionize the field is much more than simple “social media”.
Baptized as Figure 1, and in the end as “an Instagram for Doctors”, this app intends to connect professionals from different parts of the world, becoming an improvised forum in which physicians can share images of their cases with their colleagues; something along the lines of a 3.0 version of the classical ‘seeking a second opinion’.
The patient’s privacy has been one of the most pressing and questioned matters, and thus the app ensures that this is fully guaranteed, since images cannot be shared without prior authorization from the patient.