Participatory Health Through Social Media by Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Elia Gabarron, Annie Lau

By Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Elia Gabarron, Annie Lau

Participatory health and wellbeing via Social Media explores how conventional types of healthcare should be introduced otherwise via social media and on-line video games, and the way those applied sciences are altering the connection among sufferers and healthcare pros, in addition to their influence on overall healthiness habit switch. The ebook additionally examines how the hospitals, public future health experts, and inspectorates are at present utilizing social media to facilitate either info distribution and assortment. additionally appears into the possibilities and hazards to list and study epidemiologically suitable information retrieved from the net, social media, sensor facts, and different electronic sources.

The publication encompasses subject matters resembling sufferer empowerment, gamification and social video games, and the relationships among social media, wellbeing and fitness habit swap, and overall healthiness verbal exchange trouble in the course of epidemics. also, the publication analyzes the chances of huge information generated via social media. Authored by way of IMIA Social Media operating workforce, this publication is a precious source for healthcare researchers and execs, in addition to clinicians attracted to utilizing new media as a part of their perform or research.

  • Presents a multidisciplinary viewpoint delivering the readers with a broader perspective
  • Brings the newest case stories and technological advances within the region, supported via an lively overseas neighborhood of participants who actively paintings during this area
  • Endorsed by means of IMIA Social Media workgroup, ensuring trustable details from the main proper specialists at the subject
  • Examines how the hospitals, public future health professionals, and inspectorates are at present utilizing social media to facilitate either info distribution and collection

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This is an added dimension to disease surveillance in that it moves beyond monitoring outbreaks of acute disease and can enable public health educators to trace the sentiments of and other aspects associated with living with a longer-term condition such as cancer or self-managing a chronic disease. The speed with which monitoring can take place and trends can be identified is the greatest perceived advantages of this use of social media for gathering information about public health. Public health authorities can take action more quickly, providing targeted information or intervening at specific locations, if necessary.

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2 Considerations when adopting new social media platforms for healthcare. Key Points: • Participatory healthcare is moving beyond early models of empowerment to a model where people living with LTCs are seen as experts and shared decision makers—in both their experience of living with their condition and their knowledge of their condition. • Effective participatory self-management has moved beyond seeking information to increase patients’ levels of adherence to healthcare professionals and patients working together to agree how a condition is best managed.

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