CDC Explores Social Networking to Promote PHRs

March 25, 2008

What is the CDC up to and why does it want you to have a PHR? According to an article in HealthcareIT News, they are considering “methods of social health campaigning through such venues as newsgroups, newsboards, instant messaging, blogs, podcasts, Wikis, eGames, social networking, sharing services, mashups, mobile messaging and avatars.” This creative approach brings some privacy concerns but its good to see a government agency looking beyond traditional media for solutions to reaching out on health issues.

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