Social Media in Healthcare Discussion Questions


Question 1 = The use of social media in healthcare. What is your opinion on this topic? There are a number of articles from many different individuals voicing their opinion on the issue. Locate one article that supports your views and share with the class. Discuss why you support the article and how it might affect you in the future. Is there something specific you can identify as a pro or con? Try to encourage other class members to understand your views.

Question 2 = Read the attached article dealing with Facebook in a healthcare setting. Using the ATU Library in an online search, find three additional articles regarding social media in healthcare. Provide your thoughts (approximately 2 pages, typed, double-spaced, 12 point font) on this. Are there any downsides to moving into a world of social media? Do you agree with the sentiments? Do you feel that social media has changed healthcare delivery systems or could change it in the future?

Article = Framing Illness Through Facebook Enabled Online Support Groups

Question 3 = Each year a number of companies compile thoughts on the up and coming trends for the new year. The links will take you to one of these current lists. I’d like to have your thoughts on these. Are there any that you were not expecting? Any that you had to do further research to know what it means? How has the pandemic made an impact on these? Share your thoughts in a one to two page (double-spaced) summary of your findings

Article = 5 emerging trends in health IT for 2022

Article = 10 Healthcare Industry Trends to Watch in 2022

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