Web 2.0: Easy Tools for Busy Clinicians


  • Julia C. Phillippi CNM, MSN,

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    • Julia C. Phillippi, CNM, MSN, is an instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN, and a PhD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. She is the chair of the Basic Competency Section of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

  • Margaret Buxton CNM, MSN

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    • Margaret Buxton, CNM, MSN, is a clinical instructor at Vanderbilt University and practices full-scope midwifery care with the Vanderbilt Nurse Midwifery Faculty Practice, Nashville, TN. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Informatics Committee.

Address correspondence to Julia C. Phillippi, CNM, MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Basic Competency Section, 345 Frist Hall, 461 21st Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37240. julia.c.phillippi@vanderbilt.edu


Internet content has become interactive; new tools can help clinicians market their practice and provide evidence-based care. Many of these tools are free or low cost and are easily mastered using simple video tutorials found on the Internet. This article highlights the uses of e-mail, social networking, smartphones, RSS feeds, social bookmarking, and collaborative Web 2.0 tools in clinical practice.