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Social networking to help patients and improve healthcare in today's Wall
Street Journal (12/27/06).
My company has been supporting Patient Centric Networks (PCN), primarily
from an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) point of view.
"Patient Social Networks" have the potential to educate, provide support,
contribute to research, improve healthcare, and save lives.
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Social Networking Comes to Health Care
By Laura Landro
At DailyStrength.org, patients and caregivers dealing with hundreds of
issues, including asthma, celiac disease and depression, can join a support
community, start a wellness journal, share advice and recommend doctors,
link to news stories and Web sites with disease information, and even send
other members a virtual hug.
The social-networking revolution is coming to health care, at the same time
that new Internet technologies and software programs are making it easier
than ever for consumers to find timely, personalized health information
online. Patients who once connected mainly through email discussion groups
and chat rooms are building more sophisticated virtual communities ...
Dan Novak - Alliance Executive, IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences
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