The growth in internet and social media networking has introduced a new era in healthcare.
This growth in mobile health, or “mHealth”, will have a number of implications, which can be broadly defined as a new opportunity for health professionals to explore, listen and engage with both patients and colleagues.
In order to maximize the advantage of connected care solutions, we must first identify how advances in social media and mobile technologies have shifted the paradigm for consuming health information online. By engaging patients online regarding information and issues affecting them, doctors can incorporate the availability, flexibility and mobility inherent in mHealth approaches to care in order to make healthcare more accessible.
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