1. Professional Education

Social media can provide healthcare professionals with tools to share health information, promote health behaviors, or educate and interact with patients, caregivers, students, and colleagues (Ventola, 2014).

Social media is used in health primarily as a tool to improve upon health outcomes both on a national and international level, to professionally network and or to increase awareness of health issues. In addition to this, healthcare professionals use social media as a tool to improve personal knowledge of health-related news and discoveries and to provide health information to the community (Ventola, 2014).