Posts Tagged ‘social health’

Infographic: The Healthcare Social Shakeup

February 9th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Hospitals, clinical practices and physicians of all ages are becoming more and more active on social media, according to a new infographic by CDW Healthcare.

Patients are using social media channels to search health information and become more informed about their care, rate the quality of care they receive from providers and reach out to their peers to ask for health advice. Physicians are seeing increasing value in social for their own health and research discussions with colleagues — utilizing it to become more informed on patient care resources and for career development and networking. In fact, 60% of doctors say social media improves the quality of care delivered to patients.

This infographic examines how healthcare organizations, physician practices and patients are using social media in healthcare.

The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth Through Image, Culture, and Patient ExperienceFor the first time medical practices and organizations are about to see their income either increase or decline based on regulations that directly measure patient care and satisfaction. CMS has now made the patient experience its business.

Learn the steps your practice can take to reap the many payoffs of achieving high patient-centered standards without having to make a big financial investment. In The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth Through Image, Culture and Patient Experience, authors Cheryl Bisera and Judy Capko explain how healthcare professionals and organizations can thrive in the new patient-centered environment.

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Infographic: Does a Tweet a Day Keep the Doctors Away?

January 29th, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

Social health is the mash-up of social media and healthcare, and it’s starting to gain traction. In fact, a third of all consumers use social media for matters regarding their health. Thanks to social networking sites and the increased availability of broadband and mobile technology, people are forming online patient support groups, becoming better educated on medical topics and diagnoses, and sharing doctor and product reviews — wherever and whenever they want.

This trend offers providers a great opportunity to jump into the social health fray. In a 2012 study, 24 percent of doctors said they used social media at least once a day to look for medical information while almost two-thirds think social media enhances their ability to care for their patients.

There are many benefits for providers who take part in social health as well, such as a way to connect with consumers in between visits and allowing healthcare organizations to receive immediate feedback on products and services.

This infographic created for Allied Health World provides valuable insights about this incredible new online movement.

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