Social media as catalyzer for connected health

Hype or hope? Perspectives from IMIA working groups

Luis Fernandez-Luque, Vivian Vilmarlund, Elizabeth Borycki, Stefan Schulz, Craig Kuziemsky, Michael Marschollek, Casimir A. Kulikowski

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The Internet and social media are becoming ubiquitous technologies that are transforming the health sector. Social media has become an avenue for accessing, creating and sharing health information among patients and healthcare professionals. Furthermore, social media has become a key feature in many eHealth solutions, including wearable technologies, Big Data solutions, eLearning systems, Serious Games, Medical imaging, etc. These hyper-connected technologies are facilitating a paradigm shift towards more connected health. In this panel, representatives of different IMIA Working Groups will explore how both hope and hype contribute to social media's catalyzing role in creating connected health solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth for all : every level collaboration - from project to realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Paula M. Procter, Patrick Weber
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996583
ISBN (Print)9781614996576
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 25 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2016 IMIA and IOS Press. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Connected health, patient safety
  • Consumer health informatics
  • m-Health
  • Mobile health
  • Public health informatics
  • Social media

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