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.
The authenticity and transparency of social media placed a balance to the equation of care by providing a platform for the patient’s voice.