Congratulations to Prof. Gary Lawson for publishing his article “Healthcare Social Media: A New Era In Patient Education, Interaction & Engagement”.
The article is published in “Insights to a Changing World”, Vol. 2014, Issue 1.
Summary: A growing number of Americans are increasingly using digital tools as part of their overall health maintenance. Social media has changed patient-to-patient and patient-to-provider communications and interactions. Real time online communications allow open and honest dialogue, and the healthcare industry is the positive recipient of this new reality. This article discusses the different opportunities, size, scope, need, integration and importance of using social media in healthcare.