You’re Invited! We hope you will join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss how and why patients and care partners use online communities, especially to aid in their own healthcare.

Online communities provide an alternative means of support for patients and care partners by linking people with similar issues. where people with common goals, interests & values can unite with no geographical barriers

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: What makes a good online community? Tell us about some of your favorites. #patientchat

T2: Have online communities helped you in your own healthcare? How so? #patientchat

T3: What are the challenges of being a part of an online community? How can we overcome them? #patientchat

T4: Are online communities the same as support groups? What can live support groups learn from online communities & vice versa? #patientchat

T5: Do you use social media platforms differently when talking about your health? For example, Facebook vs. Twitter? #patientchat

T6: Research shows that most patients prefer Facebook to discuss their health. How can we share #patientchat resources and information with these folks?

CT: We’re excited to launch the Empowered Patient Chat Facebook Group today! Please join us and let us know what you want to see there #patientchat bit.ly/2Iku6cu

We hope to see you Friday, May 18th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.