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An Education in Digital Health

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The use of social networks as educational platforms is continually growing through a combination of formal and informal methods. This paper describes the concept of digital health and the benefits and limitations of certain digital platforms, specifically those related to social media, and explains the rise of “informed patients” and a new digital environment for patients and physicians. Additionally, useful resources providing free open-access medical education are explored, with special focus on the benefits available to medical students using Web 2.0 platforms as an accessory tool for learning.

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Correspondence to Carlo V. Caballero-Uribe M.D., Ph.D(c). .

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Caballero-Uribe, C.V. (2018). An Education in Digital Health. In: Rivas, H., Wac, K. (eds) Digital Health. Health Informatics. Springer, Cham.

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