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How Modern Health Care is Being Revolutionized by Social Media

By CANPharmacyKing  •   February 20, 2017

Social media has helped change many industries for the better. One sector that has had the most impact in recent years is the health industry. Social media along with the Internet has revolutionized the way people find and view Health Care information. Patients no longer have to wait over the phone or in medical practices to get the information they seek. With a click of a button, they can now connect with other patients with similar medical conditions from anywhere in the world. Thanks to mobile devices this can all be done from the palm of your hand.

The social web can make people’s day to day life a better one. Patients with chronic illnesses learn how to cope with their condition better with the help of an online social community. They share images and videos with one another making it easy to share information and progress of their treatment or illness. Social media not only helps with patient to patient relationships but also improves doctor – patient relationships. Imagine a situation where patients can now connect with doctors in different countries who specialize in a particular disease or condition and get their opinion or advice. Doctors can get advice with doctors within social media as well.

Information about a rare disease or new treatments for a chronic illness can all be spread to people across the globe within a few days using social media. Spreading awareness and health improvement initiatives no longer have to be one way or boring; these can all be fun and engaging.

Check out this infographic from Canadian Pharmacy King on further statistics and tips on how social media can progressively improve health care outcomes and make this industry a better one for everyone.

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