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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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            Abstract

            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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            Contributors
            Conference
            October 2015
            October 2015
            : 1-3
            Affiliations
            [0001]The University of Edinburgh

            School of Informatics
            [0002]The University of Edinburgh

            School of Informatics
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HIS2015.7
            c15319c9-bede-4034-bdfd-0c409734e72a
            © 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: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/HIS2015.7
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            e-Health,Social Media,Co-production

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