What Social Media Websites Are Health Care Providers Using for Professional Networking?

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Forty-eight percent of surveyed health care providers say they are using some type of social media website for professional networking purposes, according to a survey by health care staffing and recruitment firm AMN Healthcare.

Of the surveyed health care providers, 41% said they are using Facebook, 29% said they are using YouTube, 23% said they are using LinkedIn, 11% said they are using Twitter and 3% said they are using Foursquare for professional networking purposes.

The report is based on a 2011 survey of 2,790 health care professionals, including registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, dentists and allied health care workers.

Source: AMN Healthcare, "Use of Social Media and Mobile by Healthcare Professionals"

Marquise Prentice
I am interested to see the upcoming marketing strategies and communication methods healthcare providers use with social media now becoming uber popular. Now that these companies are creating digital footprints are they in using their online profiles to maximize their business's full potential. Continuing into 2012 I want to keep a close eye on this.

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