Is Social Media Engagement Empowering or Dangerous for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers?

June 2021

Cancer treatment is complicated, and countless sources of information and support are available. With the rise of social media, many cancer patients and their caregivers are using it to seek insight into disease progression, treatment options, psychosocial support, and guidance for navigating care.

This third blog post in Discern Health’s Journal of Clinical Pathways social media and quality mini-series explores the dynamics of patient and caregiver engagement via social media and considers how quality measures and other quality tools can help maximize the benefits of social media while reducing the risks. The team also discusses how exploring patterns of social media engagement can help inform healthcare quality research by revealing how patients and caregivers define quality and value in their own words.

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New Report: Recommendations for Patient and Family Engagement in Measure Development

Harnessing the stories, ideas, and innovations of patient and caregiver partners is the key to making measurement meaningful. With support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)...
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