Tag: Facebook Groups


Social POV: Facebook for Patient Engagement

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has quickly become the most ubiquitous social media platform. From its early days of connecting students on college campuses, Facebook honed its connection-making skills to become one of the easiest ways for people to connect online. In the past few years, it has become apparent that Facebook offers particular…

Understanding Patient Engagement with Facebook

Despite some recent missteps, Facebook remains a thriving place for online patient communities. Understanding how patients are using Facebook can help those in the healthcare industry leverage the platform to better engage with patients and caregivers.   Why do patients use Facebook? Patients use Facebook the same way and for the same reasons that most…

How to use Facebook groups as a patient community

When my husband and I created our website Diabetes Strong in 2015, one of our greatest challenges was to find a way to communicate directly with our community – outside of just comments on individual blog posts and our newsletter. A review of the existing diabetes forums and message boards revealed that most of them…
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