Social media might be a way to improve healthcare. The challenge is to find a metric that will either confirm or dispute this hypothesis
In this upcoming second summit in Manila on April 21, 2016, #HealthXPh will be bringing the discussion a step further into the healthcare social media landscape . “From click to brick” (this year’s summit tagline) will teach participants ethical, practical and hands on social media skills to level up their healthcare portfolio. #HealthXPh will hope to teach participants basic social media skill and align it with their healthcare goals.
We’re crowdsourcing ideas to help engage more patients in our discussions of health on social media. #HealthXPh wants to hear the “patient’s voice” too.
There are many obstacles to institutionalising social media policy in health. The lack of HIPAA like laws in the Philippines is foremost among these obstacles. This does not dampen our advocacy however. In this edition of tweet chat #HealthXPh wants to identify these obstacles and crowdsource solution to these problems.
The scientific community honed us to develop the habit of formulating research strategy and validation tools to measure outcomes. Social media despite being a relatively newcomer to healthcare, should not be an exception. There should be a way of measuring social media’s impact to healthcare or we lose valuable insights into how it played a role in shaping healthcare.