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News spotlight: Social media improves quality of care

Nurse Leader Insider, November 1, 2010

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A report published this week by the Healthcare Performance Management Institute suggests that social media initiatives designed to aid healthcare professionals, patients,  and  the healthcare research community share patient information will reduce healthcare-related costs and improve the quality of patient care.

The findings are based on a number of nationwide case studies that use social media and other programs as a means to create interactive healthcare information systems between physicians and patients.  The report implies that when patient information is more accessible, the delivery of healthcare is improved and positive patient outcomes are increased.

To read more about some of these case studies, click here.

 



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