The list is compiled by Bunny Ellerin, a well known expert in health social media. It includes many great resources for learning  about the role of social media in medicine. For those who are still unsure whether social media is important for physicians and health institutions to communicate with present and future patients, these sites may be a useful revelation.

Here is the excerpted list. Check out the full post to learn more about each resource.

iHealthBeat – This daily newsletter is a publication of the California HealthCare Foundation
Pew Internet & American Life Project  – Susannah Fox
Dose of Digital Pharma & Healthcare Social Media Wiki – Jonathan Richman
CDC’s Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit
FDASM -Fabio Gratton, Chief Innovation Officer of Ignite Health, put up this site in late 2009 to help the industry keep up-to-date on the FDA’s Social Media Hearings (Nov 12-13, 2009).
Social Media University Global – Lee Aase is a name you should know if you’re interested in social, health and doing it right.
MediGuard – This is my go-to site to find out how patients really feel about the drugs they are taking.
Fierce Mobile Healthcare
iMedicalApps –  that’s us !

This is a physician-led site where practicing doctors provide commentary and reviews of mobile medical technology and applications.  For people interested in understanding what is really valuable to a physician (vs. what agencies tell you is valuable), then the site is a must.

e-Patients – A window into the thinking of “equipped, enabled, empowered and engaged” patients.

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