Facebooking care coordination?

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Over at the e-Care Management blog, Vince Kuraitis puts on his distance glasses to look at Facebook as an adjunct to care management for the individual. He speculates that on the surface, it is completely doable as a meeting place with all your providers–it needs extra capacity of course (lay on the servers), some specialized applications, better privacy settings and a means of connecting, vetting and identifying your care team. But after this cheerful start, the vision gets downright gimlety: the Facebook culture is an open one, which conflicts with the default setting (don’t share!) on health information for practically everyone; the FB business model is valued on how much data you make public (whether you want to or not); and they do not have any fail-safe mechanisms for preventing leaks of sensitive data. The thought process though is fascinating. Could Facebook be your platform for care coordination?