Website catalogs doctors' tweets

10/22/2012 | MedPage Today

Twitter messages from thousands of physicians are being archived on the website and will be available freely for a limited time. The database was developed by communications consulting firm WCG, which created natural language processing algorithms to identify physicians and then validated them by cross-checking their National Provider Identifier. The developer hopes the database will help researchers gain insights into how health care providers are using social media.

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