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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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      The University of Edinburgh

      School of Informatics
      The University of Edinburgh

      School of Informatics
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      Conference
      October 2015
      October 2015
      : 1-3
      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/
      Categories
      Electronic Workshops in Computing

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