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Obsolete notions of the appropriate process for informed consent are among the main obstacles to social networking platforms achieving their potential in facilitating medical research. Moreover, they prevent us from effectively meeting the expectations of our patients. The inherent power of social tools is their ability to overcome barriers of [...]Created by Lee Aase
Editor’s Note: Matt Katz, M.D., is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. The promise of health-oriented social networks is to empower people and improve their health. PatientsLikeMe, an early leader in this field, allows paying customers to learn from members’ online interactions. But it [...]Created by Matthew Katz, MD