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Social Media in Health Care

  • Brenda EschenbrennerEmail author
  • Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9191)

Abstract

To identify existing streams of research and develop an agenda for future research, we reviewed and synthesized the existing literature relevant to social media in health care. In particular, our review encompassed two themes - Patient Use of Social Media and Healthcare Organization/Professional Use. Within these overarching themes, we focused on four subthemes (i.e., two under each main theme): community/public health and patient support/use, as well as medical litigation & compliance risk and health education & information sharing. From this review, we have also proposed future research topics and questions to further cultivate this salubrious research domain.

Keywords

Social media Health care Patient social media use Healthcare organization social media use 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska at KearneyKearneyUSA
  2. 2.Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaUSA

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