Trends in Social Media in Health Care

May 7, 2010

Yesterday I had two content successes. My article Social Media in Health Care: Barriers and Future Trends was published in the Perspectives section of this online newsletter. In it I propose 3 trends to watch for:

  • Managing a conversation;
  • Engaging e-patients;
  • Convergence with personal health records; and
  • Social media for providers

I will be interested in your comments on this blog or via Twitter (@JohnSharp).

Yesterday I also spoke at the J. Boye Conference in Philadelphia on Social Media in Health Care: Humble Beginnings to Patient Engagement. This conference is more intimate and interactive than most with specific tracks for each day. I spent the first day in the Higher Education track and found many similarities with the struggles we in health care experience. The second day had an eHealth track that included Jane Sarasohn-Kahn who had just returned from a Senate Hearing on Mobile Health.

Check out my slides below.

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One Response to “Trends in Social Media in Health Care”

  1. David Harlow says:

    John –


    I gave a presentation to a group of providers yesterday making the same points.

    Since you agree with me, you must be right.

    – David

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