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).