The number of niche social networking sites dedicated to healthcare professionals and consumers have proliferated recently as they are becoming important channels for individuals seeking healthcare information, patients wanting to find others who are battling the same health issues, and healthcare professionals connecting to share information, network and learn from each other.
The list is big, so we just compiled a list of 16 social networks to showcase some of the best online communities geared towards the healthcare professional or consumer:
HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
MedicalMingle.com is a social network for people interested in, working in, servicing, or studying for a career in the healthcare and medical field.
MyMedPort.com is a social network for healthcare professionals who are seeking information and resources for business and a place where professionals can network with one and another in the industry.
Sermo.com is an online Physician community where users can collaborate on difficult cases, exchange observations, get help with patient care, practice management and more.
Ozmosis.com is a social network that provides physicians a resource where they can turn daily for trusted and reliable clinical, practice management and health policy information.
iMedExchange.com is an online community exclusively for physicians where professionals can find information, opportunities and network with each other.
BioMedExperts.com is literature-based scientific social network that helps bring biomedical researchers together and share information online.
DoctorsHangout.com is Professional Networking Site for Doctors and Medical Students.
PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE CONSUMERS
CarePages.com is a social network of people collaborating together to share the challenges, hopes and victories of anyone facing a life-altering health event. Members can blog, create personalized websites, post photos and update friends and family instantly.
checkMD.com is a social community where people can find reputable hospitals and physicians, a friend with common afflictions and emotions or a physician that will help them when required. The network helps people who are looking to make an educated healthcare decision and allows users to post blogs, podcasts, white papers, videos and more.
PatientsLikeMe.com is a social networking community that enables people to share information that can improve the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases. Learn from the real-world experiences of other patients with similar issues.
DailyStrength.com is a comprehensive health network of people sharing advice, treatment experiences and support. Access over 500 plus support groups and research latest drugs, treatments and alternative therapies.
MyFamilyHealth.com is social community that allows you to connect with your relatives and family members to record and track accurate and up-to-date family health history.
ICYou.com provides Healthcare Video On Demand. Find healthcare oriented video from hundreds of certified medical and healthcare professionals and individuals who are dealing with issues of interest or concern. Share your own video as well.
RevolutionHealth.com is a comprehensive health and medical information site that offers more than 125 online tools aimed at helping individuals take control of their health and well being.
Enurgi.com is a social networking community that allows patients, family members and caregivers to independently manage the care process. The community connects families and patients in need with local, clinical caregivers.
RealMentalHealth.com is a social network that focuses on mental health treatment and wellness. The community allows users to interactively obtain knowledge about symptoms and treatments in a supportive community atmosphere.
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