What patients don't want from social media

Despite consumers' growing reliance on social media sites such as Facebook to obtain health information, most don't want to use these public forums to interact with their doctors directly, a Capstrat-Public Policy Polling survey found. Even among people 18 to 29 years of age--the so-called millennial generation--only 21 percent were interested in using media like Twitter or Facebook to interact with their doctors. But the majority of respondents were interested in making doctor appointments, accessing medical records and consulting with nurses online. --read the full report from FierceHealthIT