Experts see massive public health potential in Facebook

02/8/2013 | Wired.com

Although concerns about privacy and professionalism have in the past limited physicians' use of social media to reach patients, that is starting to change. Health care providers, public health officials and researchers increasingly see Facebook as a useful tool for disseminating information, tracking disease and more, says Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute.

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