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Patients Want to Use Social Media to Manage Health

Written by Kayley Conti
May 18, 2012

We often discuss using social media tools to reach new patients, but how about using social media to manage the health of existing patients? According to Amednews, studies show patients are moving past simply “liking” and “following” health topics on social media, and want to use these tools to help coordinate their own health.

  • 72% of patients say they’d use social media to schedule appointments
  • 71% say social media would be helpful to receive appointment reminders
  • 70% say they would connect with physicians on social media for referrals to specialists
  • Many physicians are taking a proactive role to engage and reach patients through these popular online communities, changing the scope of doctor-patient communication. Many physicians answer general health questions, provide health tips and share industry news. But using these sites to manage patient health is taking healthcare social media to a whole new level! Are you ready?

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    Category: Social Networking

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