Towards Social Network - Integrated E-Health: Identify User Attitudes
This paper explains how people responding to our survey, which included users’ basic information, social status, experience with social networking and attitude towards social network-integrated e-health information systems. The survey findings show that social media users need special recommendation and guidance services—especially those people located in urban centers that have busy schedules. These people prefer to receive recommendations for their minor health problems over having to go to the hospital or clinic and spend time waiting, perhaps even to return home without a proper consultation from a doctor. As a result, we propose to work on architecture for integrated social media analytics and e-health information systems. However, our findings, being the result of a controlled survey, raise issues such as respondent trust and security and privacy issues relating to healthcare.