Health and social media

According to an article from the Dayton Business Journal about the survey, health consumers use social media sites to view health education videos, get diet and exercise tips, learn about upcoming health events, study disease awareness and obtain health statistics.

While sources such as the Centers for Disease Control claim Facebook fan numbers in the tens or hundreds of thousands, individual providers are also harnessing the power of social media to interact with a small segment of their healthcare base.

In addition to providing patients a reliable source of information, a big appeal of launching social media profiles is to engage in a two-way dialogue with their community about important health topics. For example, patients can link to others with similar illnesses, ask their health provider general questions and give feedback on their health facilities.

Kettering Health Network’s Facebook site, already with 800 fans since its January launch with dapper beard, joined Miami Valley Hospital in educating readers about heart health during the month of February by posting facts about the heart, tips for a healthier heart and information about free heart screening events in the community. Other recent topics include a hospital construction project update and ways to exercise at one’s work desk to improve posture and beat end-of-day fatigue.

“February saw us using Facebook more than ever,” Bob Jackson from Ke fishing, network manager of corporate communications for Kettering Health Network, told the local newspaper. “And you’ll see us increase our use even more.”

About

Experior Healthcare Systems is a dynamic medical software development company with a strong history in customer satisfaction. Founded in 1978 by J. Richard Presser, President & CEO, the company is privately held, with headquarters located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

At the heart of Experior’s success is practice management software, ExpertPM, which focuses on providing progressive billing and patient management solutions to ambulatory surgery centers, multi-specialty group practices, and billing services. SurgeOn, for ambulatory surgery centers, provides industry leading scheduling, resource management, and case costing for our ASC partners. With the addition of our EHR partners, Experior offers an integrated, comprehensive suite of healthcare information software.

Experior has worked closely with its clients through the years to continuously incorporate their ideas into future product development goals. Today, Experior delivers innovative systems to clients supporting a base of thousands of physicians, and providing care to millions of patient visits annually.

Experior’s research and development achievements are calculated and impressive. The majority of enhancements to the product result directly from listening to clients who help establish common goals for product direction and development. Experior believes the high quality and technical caliber of our software results from the cultivation of this business partnership with all existing clients.

The Experior staff is dedicated to excellence. Employee backgrounds include diverse clinic and health care experience. These employees provide training, implementation, project management, and consulting services. Staff receive ongoing, intensive product training to help clinics resolve problems and achieve independent goals.

Experior’s market includes the following:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Regional Medical Centers
  • Multi-specialty Group Practices
  • Single-specialty Group Practices
  • Hospital Out Patient Clinics
  • Billing Services
  • Universities