Empowering patients through social media: The benefits and challenges

  title={Empowering patients through social media: The benefits and challenges},
  author={Mowafa Said Househ and Elizabeth M. Borycki and Andr{\'e} Kushniruk},
  journal={Health informatics journal},
  volume={20 1},
This article explores the range of social media platforms used by patients and examines the benefits and challenges of using these tools from a patient perspective. A literature review was performed to investigate the use of social media technology by patients. The MEDLINE database was searched using the terms "social media" and "patient." The search was conducted in September 2012 and yielded 765 abstracts. Initially, 63 abstracts were selected. All articles dating from 2004 through 2012 were… CONTINUE READING
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