Many healthcare organizations have struggled to adopt and use social media properly, citing valid concerns over privacy and the patient-provider relationship. Yet there is hope in California, as a live-tweeted surgery shows that organizations such as UCLA Health System are figuring it out 140 characters at a time.

This week, I had the pleasure of watching a stand-up comedy performance from Louis CK. He is one of the best active comedians alive and there are bits of wisdom in a lot of what he says.

So when CK (real name Louis Szekely) started railing on Twitter, I couldn’t help but listen. This wasn’t some pretentious lecture from some professor on NPR, citing a study that says people are less intelligent thanks to Twitter. This was Louis CK. There are not too many comedians I pay to see, but for CK, I’ve done it multiple times.

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