As a new generation of web savvy physician enters the healthcare community, so does a technology and social media savvy patient. This week’s healthcare social media in review takes a look at five articles that touch on the new ePatient/ePhysician dynamic and how they’re changing the makeup of healthcare.
- The website Medical Billing & Coding brings us an interesting article on how hospitals are using Twitter and Facebook in the community. The article explores 50 different ways hospitals and the healthcare community are engaging over social media. 50 Amazing Ways Hospitals Are Using Facebook and Twitter
- Here’s a great infographic that’s been making its way through the healthcare social media sphere about healthcare trends for patients online. State of Social Media and Healthcare- General HC Trends for Patients Online
- A wonderful article from Co.Exist about a new breed of patient called ePatients. By being hooked into the digital and online world, these patients are changing the way an old generation of healthcare is delivered. An interesting quote from the article “In 10 years, the idea of going down to your doctor’s office for a visit is going to feel as foreign as going to a video store to get a VHS tape”. Could ePatient Networks Beome the Superdoctors of the Future?
- A great article from Hands on Teleheath that digs much into the positive uses of Twitter in for the healthcare community. The what’s, why’s and how’s of Twitter and healthcare. There’s more to Twitter and Telehealth Than You Think
- Dr. Howard Luks examines a new generation of digital native patient and how they are changing the landscape of patient/doctor relationship. Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
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