Social Technologies

Social technologies such as Facebook and Twitter are quickly being recognized for the significant impact they can have on organizations.  In healthcare, social media are being used to message progress from surgical theaters to family and friends of the patient; it is being used to stay in touch with youth as an effective way in which to help kids remain compliant with their diet and care regimens. Social media is also being used in unique ways to stay in touch with the community and to quickly respond to consumer needs and complaints. This section offers insight into how social media is impacting healthcare and ways in which health IT is supporting healthcare organizations in reaching their goals.