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How social media is changing the patient-doctor relationship

Historically, medical care has been primarily physician-centric — “take the doctor’s orders”; however, more recently, patients are playing a more active role in their treatment.

social media is transforming the patient-doctor relationship

At its very core, social media is a driver of a patient-centered model, promoting two-way continuous communication between supportive community networks, health care providers and patients through the most current, transparent, and immediate information available.

Here are 3 ways in which social media is transforming the  health market and what it means to the future of patient-care. Read full article here.

This is such a great article I wanted to highlight it on this blog and hopefully bring more attention to it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Do you think social media can actually improve the relationship between doctors and patients?


  1. […] Regulated healthcare companies should endeavor to participate in social media as a means to promote public health, improve patient outcomes and facilitate productive patient-doctor relationships. […]

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