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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.


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.