I would now like to discuss using Social Networking as a means of improving heath-care. If you were to ask me: “Is it feasible to use social networking technology to improve the healthcare business?” The answer would be a definite yes. In a world of i-phones and Androids, it is becoming increasingly easier to connect to the world we live in. Already, over 500 hospitals around the United States are taking advantage of this great trend and have taken the first step forward to integrate a social networking system with their institution in order to turn weaknesses into strengths and enhance the patients' experience.
Today, we would like to divide up the areas which we feel Social Networking Technology has the potential to greatly enhance, into three categories: Patient to physician, patient to patient, and patient to self relationships.