Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Challenges and Opportunities of Health and Care Co-production with Social Media: a Qualitative Study
Authors: Daneshvar, Hadi
Anderson, Stuart
Issue Date: 2017
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Infrahealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Infrastructure in Healthcare 2017
Series/Report no.: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 1
Abstract: Future of health in EU faces the triple challenges of ageing, fiscal restriction and inclusion. Co-production offers ways to manage informal care resources to help them cater for the growing needs of elderly people. We investigate the opportunities and the challenges in use of Social Media (SM) as an enabler of co-production in health and care. In order to do this, we conducted a qualitative study using interviews and online observations of activities of professional carers, voluntary organisations and informal carer. We found that particular types of SM are currently used to enable co-production through coordination and communication across boundaries. Particularly Twitter and Facebook are used to connect carers, disseminate information and invite volunteers. However, there are still many other types of SM which are rarely used in this sector due to their limitations. Nevertheless, carers showed interest in using systems which help them to engage people in shaping of services, sharing of experiences and encouraging care activities.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.18420/ihc2017_008
metadata.mci.conference.location: University of Aarhus, Denmark 22-23rd June 2017
Appears in Collections:InfraHealth 2017: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Infrastructures for Healthcare

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
infrahealth2017_paper_8.pdf456,24 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.