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The Meaningful User: The Other Socialized Medicine

November 2015
The Meaningful User


A report published last week suggested that many patients would be willing to give their doctors access to their social media accounts in the hope that some of the content may give physicians more insight into what makes patients sick.

Hold the emoji. Patients may be willing, but are doctors really interested?

Frankly it’s hard to believe that providers would find it beneficial to have access to social media information as part of the patient’s electronic health record. 

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