Using Social Media to
Improve Patient Safety
Facebook. Twitter. Wikipedia. The names alone may cause eyes to roll and prompt a quick run for the exits. Despite widespread skepticism, these and other interactive sources of information and communication, referred to as social media, continue to proliferate.
Early adopters in the patient safety community are using social media across all disciplines, demographics, and work environments. They are finding that the benefits—direct, rapid communication and enhanced networking — outweigh the difficulties, such as managing one more thing in already-busy schedules.