Patients want electronic communication

Jan 4, 2016 2:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec31_healthcareit_a, communication, doctor, electronic, email, Facebook, General Healthcare IT, Healthcare, patient, QS_3, Social Media


More and more people are clamouring for the ability to communicate with their doctor through email and social media. In fact, a recent study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that 37 percent of patients have emailed their doctor while 18 percent used Facebook to get in touch with their physician. It behooves medical professionals to embrace electronic communication with patients but it’s important to be smart about it.

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