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      Can Existing Social Media Encourage Health and Care Co-production?

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      BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS) (HIS)

      mHealth & Inequalities, eHealth for an Ageing Population, Patient Portals and Personal Health Records

      7 & 8 October 2015

      Social Media, e-Health, Co-production

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          The Future of health in EU faces the triple challenges of ageing, fiscal restriction and inclusion. Co-production offers ways to manage informal care resources to help cater for the growing needs of elderly people. We investigate the uses of Social media (SM) as an enabler of co-production in health and care. We conducted a qualitative study using interviews and online observations. We found that particular types of SM are currently used to enable co-production through coordination and communication across boundaries. Particularly, Twitter and Facebook are used to connect carers, disseminate information and invite volunteers. However there are still many other types of SM which are rarely used in this sector due to their limitations. Nevertheless, carers showed interest in using systems which help them to engage people in shaping services, sharing experiences and encouraging care activities.

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          Conference
          October 2015
          October 2015
          : 1-3
          Affiliations
          The University of Edinburgh

          School of Informatics
          The University of Edinburgh

          School of Informatics
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/HIS2015.7
          © Hadi Daneshvar et al. Published by BCS Proceedings of BCS Health Informatics Scotland 2015 Conference. Research Papers.

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS)
          HIS
          Edinburgh, UK
          7 & 8 October 2015
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          mHealth & Inequalities, eHealth for an Ageing Population, Patient Portals and Personal Health Records
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          Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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