Which Types of Social Media Platforms Do Surveyed Hospitals and Health Systems Use?

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Seventy-six percent of surveyed U.S. hospitals and health systems said they use the social networking website Facebook, according to a report by consultancy firm CSC.

The report found that 65% of surveyed hospitals and health systems said they use Twitter, 51% said they use YouTube, 41% said they use LinkedIn and 35% said they use blogs. Sixteen percent of surveyed hospitals and health systems said they use other social media platforms, while another 16% said they do not use social media.

The report is based on a survey of 36 U.S. hospitals and health systems conducted in July and August.

Source: CSC, "Ready To Interact: Social Media Use by U.S. Hospitals and Health Systems"

James Meyers
The question is...is this a continuation of "brochure-ware" or are we seeing an increase on these social media platforms of links that enable patients to take personal action to improve their unique health issues.

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