#6 Social Media
EQuiP Working Group Leader on Social Media
EQuiP Working Group on Social Media
- in close collaboration with Vasco da Gama Movement
#SoMe has the potential to inform and educate both doctors and patients. It can enhance doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication. Social media also has the potential to ease renewal of prescriptions, can be used to send patient reminders, and may provide an opportunity to track chronic patients. One potential novel and innovative use of social media could be for short online consultations. On the other hand, there are genuine concerns about data security, and social media can provide an overwhelming degree of information overload. Currently, there is a lack of evidence of the utility of social media, with an additional paucity of social media guides to help health professionals get started.
The session provided participants with a powerful networking opportunity that facilitated knowledge sharing and the development of new partnerships.
Please read the identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of eHealth summarised in the 5th EQuiP Newsletter in 2016.