Social Media is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

As reported at The Brainyard, a new book titled Social Media for Nurses: Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World explores the shifting role of the patient thanks to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and warns that this phenomenon shouldn’t be ignored.

Authored by Ramona Nelson, professor at Slippery Rock University, Debra Wolf, PhD, associate professor of nursing at Chatham University, and Irene Joos, PhD, associate professor of information systems and technology at La Roche College, the book documents the knowledge and skills nurses and health professionals need in order to effectively use the Internet and interactive social media to educate health consumers.

Although the book is clearly aimed at nurses as the title and this description from the publisher’s website states, “the text will be of value for all nurse education and practice settings,” the content can likely be useful information for anyone in the healthcare profession.

This article and many others like it are evidence of the fact that social media among other new technologies are changing the landscape of healthcare. Learn more about our healthcare customer engagement solutions to get ahead of the curve.