Wed Jan 17 2024

Impact of Social Media on Patient Behaviors: A Healthcare Perspective

Impact of Social Media on Patient Behaviors: A Healthcare Perspective


This blog explores the evolving landscape of patient behaviors in the era of social media, emphasizing the significant impact on healthcare decisions. As a cardiologist, I share insights into the diverse behaviors observed, ranging from accurate judgments to confusion fueled by misinformation. The article highlights the necessity for accountability in health-related content on digital platforms, stressing the dual responsibility of both platform administrators and healthcare professionals. With real-life examples, it addresses the specific challenges faced in my field, particularly the misconceptions surrounding medical interventions. The decline of mainstream media relevance and the role of doctors in combating misinformation are discussed, concluding with a call for a collaborative effort to navigate this complex digital age.

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Dr Umesh Bilagi

Founder CEO of Nice HMS, reshaping healthcare management. MD DM in cardiology, with 2 private hospital launches and impactful government tenure. Fusing medical expertise and tech for superior care is my mission.

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