I’ve seen dubious health or medical information online in the past but what’s lamentable is that only a few health professionals took time to correct the misinformation. These are the possible explanations for this: We don’t care to do research on the health misinformation we see. We lack the necessary skills to distill knowledge and communicate it to the general public…
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.
Should healthcare professionals be on social media? My short answer is yes healthcare professionals should be on social media or we’re missing a world of ways connecting people!