Social Media in Healthcare

Gamache-O’Leary, Valerie and Grant, Gerald (2017) Social Media in Healthcare. Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS).

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Despite its significant potential there has been limited analysis of the use of interactive social media in a healthcare setting. This paper considers important feedback and advice from cancer patients at a large Canadian academic health science centre, along with a review of Social Media literature, Information Seeking Theory, Virtual Communities literature, Social Theory, Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST), and technology evolution to propose a high-level, theoretical interactive-dynamic social media platform for cancer patients. Further, it puts forward a research question and four propositions to guide future empirical research to assess whether this type of social media platform positively influences patient and provider satisfaction, health outcomes and value for money in the treatment of cancer patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 20:12
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 20:12

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