ProPublica hopes its Patient Harm Facebook group will show that the value of crowdsourcing can be more than mining social media for sources.
ProPublica takes a warmer approach with its recently formed Patient Harm Community Facebook group. Here’s the question that ProPublica poses to the group: “Were you or a loved one harmed in a hospital? Have you seen this happen to someone else? This is a place to learn, share resources and connect with others.”
The reporters who created the Facebook group described their goals in a post to the website Monday afternoon:
"With Facebook, we want to build a community of people—patients as well as doctors,nurses,regulators and health-care executives and others—who are interested in discussing patient harm, its causes and solutions."
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