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“Social media outlets are prevalent – whether this is in the form of social networking websites such as Facebook, Myspace and Bebo or an online support forum… These social media outlets share some common characteristics, such as being wide-reaching, user-centric and collaborative in nature.
Increasingly, health professionals are integrating the way they work with social media in an attempt to provide better care for their patients as well as information sharing. Within this context, there has never been a better time to explore the possibility of using social media to facilitate health care interaction. This article will consider some key features of using social media to facilitate patient-provider interaction”