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Participatory Health through Social Media explores how traditional models of healthcare can be delivered differently through social media and online games, and how these technologies are changing the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals, as well as their impact on health behavior change. The book also examines how the hospitals, public health authorities, and inspectorates are currently using social media to facilitate both information distribution and collection. Also looks into the opportunities and risks to record and analyze epidemiologically relevant data retrieved from the Internet, social media, sensor data, and other digital sources.
The book encompasses topics such as patient empowerment, gamification and social games, and the relationships between social media, health behavior change, and health communication crisis during epidemics. Additionally, the book analyzes the possibilities of big data generated through social media. Authored by IMIA Social Media working group, this book is a valuable resource for healthcare researchers and professionals, as well as clinicians interested in using new media as part of their practice or research.
- Presents a multidisciplinary point of view providing the readers with a broader perspective
- Brings the latest case studies and technological advances in the area, supported by an active international community of members who actively work in this area
- Endorsed by IMIA Social Media workgroup, guaranteeing trustable information from the most relevant experts on the subject
- Examines how the hospitals, public health authorities, and inspectorates are currently using social media to facilitate both information distribution and collection
Graduate students in medical informatics; researchers from biomedical field; healthcare researches and professionals; clinicians.
- List of Contributors
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1. An Introduction to Participatory Health Through Social Media
- 1.1 Organization of the Book
- 1.2 Patient Empowerment Through Social Media
- 1.3 Social Media Use by Hospitals and Health Authorities
- 1.4 Social Media and Health Communication Crisis During Epidemics
- 1.5 Big Data for Health through Social Media
- 1.6 Social Media and Health Behavior Change
- 1.7 Gamification and Behavioral Change: Techniques for Health Social Media
- Chapter 2. Patient Empowerment Through Social Media
- 2.1 Empowerment and Self-Management
- 2.2 Take-Home Messages
- Chapter 3. Use of Social Media by Hospitals and Health Authorities
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Three Uses of Social Media
- 3.3 Discussion
- 3.4 Conclusion
- Chapter 4. Social Media and Health Crisis Communication During Epidemics
- 4.1 Digital Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance
- 4.2 Social Media Data and Epidemics
- 4.3 Technologies
- 4.4 The M-eco System and Lessons Learnt
- 4.5 SWOT Analysis
- 4.6 Unintended Consequences of Social Media Usage in Public Health
- Chapter 5. Big Data For Health Through Social Media
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Big Data Methodologies Applied to SM
- 5.3 Challenges of Big Data Applied to SM
- 5.4 Conclusions
- Chapter 6. Social Media and Health Behavior Change
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 Importance of Health Behavior Change
- 6.3 Theories, Models, and Frameworks of Health Behavior Change
- 6.4 Behavioral Informatics Interventions
- 6.5 Risks Associated with the Use of Social Media for Health Behavior Change
- 6.6 Conclusion
- Chapter 7. Gamification and Behavioral Change: Techniques for Health Social Media
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 Gamification Techniques
- 7.3 Gamification and Behavioral Change: Techniques for Health Social Media
- 7.4 Conclusion
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- © Academic Press 2016
- 9th June 2016
- Academic Press
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Shabbir Syed-Abdul MD., PhD: an associate professor at Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University. He is a leading researcher and a principal investigator at the International Center for Health Information Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Shabbir has 15 years experience of research in the domain of Long-term care with Wearable technologies, mHealth, Big data analysis and visualisation, Artificial Intelligence, Personal Health Records, Social Network in healthcare and Hospital Information System. He wants to empower care providers and improve patient participation and engagement. Dr. Shabbir is an editor of the book ‘Participatory Health Through Social Media’ published by Elsevier in 2016. Also, Dr. Shabbir is guest editor for the Journal Sensors since March 2018.
Associate professor at Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Elia Gabarron is psychologist with experience in e-health research and actually is heading a research project on the use of computer/smartphone mediated communication and social networking in health promotion to youngsters. She has co-authored several international peer-reviewed articles in this field.
Research Fellow, Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research, University Hospital of North Norway. Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Arctic University of Norway.
Annie Lau, BE, PhD, is leader researcher of the Consumer Informatics group at the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia.
CHI is the most active and productive consumer informatics research program in Australia, innovating new ways for consumers to engage with clinicians and health services through the use of e-health. Annie Lau has published important original research in this area and has led multiple international reviews on the role of social media for consumers and patients.
BE, PhD, Lead Researcher, Consumer Informatics Group, Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia
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