Social Media and Healthcare Providers

As a healthcare provider, do you know the risks of using social media – both personally and professionally? A recent survey of more than 4,000 physicians survey found that over 90% used some form of social media personally and 65% professionally. If you use social media and want more information about how healthcare professionals are using it to interact with peers and patients, as well as what to watch out for, check out the following articles:

Social Media and Health Care Professionals: Benefits, Risks, and Best Practices (P.T. 2014 Jul; 39(7); 491-499, 520)

The Wisdom of Patients: Health Care Meets Online Social Media

Social Media: A Review and Tutorial of Applications in Medicine and Health Care