Last week we all watched as the largest social media company on the planet went through their IPO. Exciting Right? Well what I find more exciting is to sit back and think of the many ways social media can be used to educate patients with chronic conditions. Conditions like breast cancer, heart disease, multiple myeloma and diabetes just to name a few. Imagine how communities might be built where patients and caregivers might find a way to get support, encourage others, learn, inspire and belong.
If we begin to think out of the box in regards to how healthcare is delivered and where patients, caregivers, family and friends go for information within social media, the answer may be just around the corner.