Use of Social Media by Western European Hospitals: Longitudinal Study

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Van de Belt, Tom H ; Berben, Sivera AA ; Samsom, Melvin ; Engelen, Lucien JLPG ; Schoonhoven, Lisette (2012)
  • Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach
  • Journal: Journal of Medical Internet Research, volume 14, issue 3 (issn: 1439-4456, eissn: 1438-8871)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2196/jmir.1992, pmc: PMC3799605
  • Subject: health 2.0 | patient-centered care | patient empowerment | medicine 2.0 | eHealth | Web 2.0 | Original Paper | Social media | participatory health care

BACKGROUND: Patients increasingly use social media to communicate. Their stories could support quality improvements in participatory health care and could support patient-centered care. Active use of social media by health care institutions could also speed up communica... View more
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