Nursing

Website spotlight: Social media and hospitals: Don't overlook the potential

Nurse Leader Insider, October 11, 2010

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In July, the Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals (AHAP) established a Facebook page for its members. Interestingly enough, several of AHAP’s listserv members responded by advising that their organizations not allow participation on Facebook.  

After doing some research, it is clear that this is an area within healthcare that has the potential for rapid growth, as well as strong resistance. Common reasons for not moving into the realm of social media include security, confidentiality, productivity, IT-related bandwidth issues, and more. However, it might be beneficial to start thinking beyond the barriers.


Editor's note: To read the rest of this free article visit Social media and hospitals: Don’t overlook the potential found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.


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