Social Media is Making Its Mark on EHRs, For Better or Worse
Slowly but surely, social media is creeping into the health care industryís vocabulary. Generally speaking, providers have been squeamish about utilizing social media for a number of reasons, with privacy and public relations concerns being two of the most prominent gripes.† Despite social mediaís reputation as a double-edged sword, its influence is becoming increasingly apparent throughout the industry, but primarily with software products for now. With information exchange and patient interaction being more important than ever under† Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program, itís no surprise that software is taking design cues from social media. †
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