Physicians' involvement in social media on dissemination of health information

Pauzi Ibrahim Nainggolan, Halimah Badioze Zaman, Azlina Ahmad

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Abstract

Social media is becoming a source for patients to share and seek health information. Previous research show many patients seek health information on social media either for themselves or to get advice on whether a physician is required to treat certain disease. However, the information available on social media is not entirely accurate and can be dangerous if it has not received a referral from a physician. As such, we propose a visualization tool for profiling of physicians and health information in social media. This tool can be used to oversee and verify dissemination information in social media. Development of this tool requires an initial study of physicians' involvement in social media. The initial study was conducted using an online questionnaire distributed through social networks and personal emails to the staff of the Faculty of Medicine at universities in Malaysia. The results of this study showed that physicians mainly use social media to gain knowledge or information and to increase popularity but not to communicate and discuss with patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICACSIS 2014: 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages262-266
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479980758
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2015
Event2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems, ICACSIS 2014 - Jakarta
Duration: 18 Oct 201419 Oct 2014

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems, ICACSIS 2014
CityJakarta
Period18/10/1419/10/14

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Health
Information dissemination
Electronic mail
Medicine
Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems

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Nainggolan, P. I., Badioze Zaman, H., & Ahmad, A. (2015). Physicians' involvement in social media on dissemination of health information. In Proceedings - ICACSIS 2014: 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems (pp. 262-266). [7065843] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACSIS.2014.7065843

Physicians' involvement in social media on dissemination of health information. / Nainggolan, Pauzi Ibrahim; Badioze Zaman, Halimah; Ahmad, Azlina.

Proceedings - ICACSIS 2014: 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 262-266 7065843.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nainggolan, PI, Badioze Zaman, H & Ahmad, A 2015, Physicians' involvement in social media on dissemination of health information. in Proceedings - ICACSIS 2014: 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems., 7065843, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 262-266, 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems, ICACSIS 2014, Jakarta, 18/10/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACSIS.2014.7065843
Nainggolan PI, Badioze Zaman H, Ahmad A. Physicians' involvement in social media on dissemination of health information. In Proceedings - ICACSIS 2014: 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 262-266. 7065843 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACSIS.2014.7065843
Nainggolan, Pauzi Ibrahim ; Badioze Zaman, Halimah ; Ahmad, Azlina. / Physicians' involvement in social media on dissemination of health information. Proceedings - ICACSIS 2014: 2014 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 262-266
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