Social media is making its way into just about every industry, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Healthcare is a very regulated industry, but it is still finding ways to incorporate social media. Although it’s a slow process, it is still progress.
Websites such as CaringBridge has helped this development by creating an outlet for family and friends to stay up to date on a loved one’s condition. As these types of support groups have expanded online, patients often go to them for information instead of going to a healthcare professional.
For this reason, Sona Mehring, the CEO and Founder of CaringBridge, told us that social media has changed the healthcare industry for the better. She believes that patients have more support, which helps them to heal more quickly.