Recommendations for Using Online Social Networking Technologies to Reduce Inaccurate Online Health Information

Young, SD (2011) Recommendations for Using Online Social Networking Technologies to Reduce Inaccurate Online Health Information. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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This short report highlights patients' increasing use of the Internet and online social networking technologies to seek health information, and the consequences of gaining information from sites with biased or inaccurate health information. Reflecting on the utility of online social networking technologies for reaching large audiences, practical advice is listed for how health providers can use these technologies to improve the quality of health information that patients receive over the Internet. We recommend that health providers use online social networking technologies to communicate with patients and health information consumers and direct them to reputable sources with accurate health information. We outline the steps to this approach.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Online social networking technologies; Online sources of health information; Practical advice
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7953
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:09 Nov 2012 17:37
Last Modified:09 Nov 2012 17:37

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