Healthcare social media lacks patient-centered information

Social media could do more harm than good, lacking patient-centered information, according to recent studies presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, D.C. YouTube, although a powerful platform for delivering information, oftentimes contains ads from pharmaceutical companies masked as patient videos, according to researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In navigating the healthcare world of social media, providers must provide effective healthcare content for patients to combat misleading information. Press release