The use of
social media as a source of health information is increasing. For example,
large teaching facilities often have a link on their website for additional
information about a particular disease or procedure. However, Internet sites
like blogs, content communities, and other social networking sites as a source
of health information is not without its challenges. These challenges include
privacy, security, reimbursement, and accessibility. In your response,
address the following:
can inadequate or lack of access to communication technology (the digital
divide) lead to care inequality in the emerging e-health model?
at least two types of social media and give examples of how social media
can be applied to e-health.
the three challenges noted above and how they relate to the use of social
media on the internet as a source of health information.
Guided response: Your
initial post should be a minimum of 200-250 words.
a minimum of two scholarly sources, excluding the textbook.
should be cited in APA format, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
must respond to at least two of your classmates posts by Day 7.
three required posts must be on three different days of the week.
your response to you classmates discuss the advantages and disadvantages
of at least two social media options.