Social media as catalyzer for connected health: Hype or hope? Perspectives from IMIA Working Groups

Luis Fernandez, Vivian Vilmarlund, Elizabeth Borycki, Stefan Schulz, Craig Kuziemsky, Michael Marschollek, Casimir A. Kulikowski

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Abstract

The Internet and social media are becoming ubiquitous technologies that are transforming the health sector. Social media has become an avenue for accessing, creating and sharing health information among patients and healthcare professionals. Furthermore, social media has become a key feature in many eHealth solutions, including wearable technologies, Big Data solutions, eLearning systems, Serious Games, Medical imaging, etc. These hyper-connected technologies are facilitating a paradigm shift towards more connected health. In this panel, representatives of different IMIA Working Groups will explore how both hope and hype contribute to social media's catalyzing role in creating connected health solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
PublisherIOS Press
Pages602-604
Number of pages3
Volume225
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 25 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume225
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365

Other

Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period25/6/1629/6/16

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Keywords

  • Connected health, patient safety
  • Consumer health informatics
  • M-health
  • Mobile health
  • Public health informatics
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Fernandez, L., Vilmarlund, V., Borycki, E., Schulz, S., Kuziemsky, C., Marschollek, M., & Kulikowski, C. A. (2016). Social media as catalyzer for connected health: Hype or hope? Perspectives from IMIA Working Groups. In Nursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization (Vol. 225, pp. 602-604). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 225). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-602