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Informatics 2017, 4(3), 32;

Evaluation Tools to Appraise Social Media and Mobile Applications

University of Colorado College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Center Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Academic Editors: Elizabeth Cummings and Carey Mather
Received: 16 March 2017 / Revised: 12 September 2017 / Accepted: 13 September 2017 / Published: 15 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Education)
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In a connected care environment, more citizens are engaging in their health care through mobile apps and social media tools. Given this growing health care engagement, it is important for health care professionals to have the knowledge and skills to evaluate and recommend appropriate digital tools. The purpose of this article is to identify and review criteria or instruments that can be used to evaluate mobile apps and social media. The analysis will review current literature as well as literature designed by professional health care organizations. This review will facilitate health care professionals’ assessment of mobile apps and social media tools that may be pertinent to their patient population. The review will also highlight strategies which a health care system can use to provide guidance in recommending mobile apps and social media tools for their patients, families, and caregivers. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile apps; social media; evaluation tools; appraisal mobile apps; social media; evaluation tools; appraisal
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