Should hospitals use Twitter to follow patients?

Would it be creepy if a hospital followed a patient on Twitter?

That’s just one issue to consider as hospitals are joining the popular microblog service. Ves Dimov points out that top institutions like the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic are Web 2.0 pioneers and among the early Twitter adopters.

Should doctors follow their patients on Twitter or Facebook? What’s the best way for the medical community to leverage social media?

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