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11/06/2018 - Medical Grand Rounds: Peer to Peer Healthcare: How Patients Are Connecting Online and Opportunities for the Healthcare Professional





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review how patients are using the internet and social media to learn about their condition.
  • Recognize ways online communities can be leveraged in behavioral programming and patient self-management interventions.
  • Describe how social media data can be used to study patient's knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Arigo D, Pagoto S, Carter-Harris L, Lillie S, Nebeker C. Using social media for health research: Methodological and ethical considerations for recruitment and intervention delivery. Digital Health. 2018 Jan:4. doi 10.1177/2055207618771757. Pubmed PMID:29942634.
  2. Waring ME, Jake-Schoffman DE, Holovatska MM, Mejia C, Williams JC, Pagoto SL. Social media and obesity in adults: a review of recent research and future directions. Current Diabetes Reports. 2018 Apr 18;18(6):34. PubMed PMID:29671135.
  3. Breland J, Quintiliani L, Schneider KL, May C, Pagoto S. Social media as a tool to increase the impact of public health research. American Journal of Public Health, 2017 Dec;107(12):1890-1891. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304098. PMCID: PMC5678392.

Sherry Pagoto, PhD — Director, UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media President, Society of Behavioral Medicine UConn Institute for Collaboration in Health, Interventions, and Policy Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences University of Connecticut
Dr. Pagoto is a consultant with FitBit.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.