CLARK, N.J., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kerri Eckroat, RN, BSN, OCN, an outpatient oncology clinical coordinator, became the 1,000th member of SurroundHealth, a free online community for health extenders, educators, and other professionals.
Eckroat said: "I believe that educating myself is crucial to being the best nurse I can be. My patients deserve the best. By learning from other healthcare professionals' experiences and utilizing the resources they have found, this network will serve as a community to help many. I am grateful that it is here."
SurroundHealth is a new kind of healthcare social network where health professionals from different backgrounds come together to learn from one another's expertise, share resources, and stay current on best practices. Popular topics on the site have included: behavior change strategies, educational technology, medication adherence, health literacy, and healthcare reform.
"We envisioned SurroundHealth as much more than a social network, but as a place health professionals and practitioners could turn to for guidance and support as their industry goes through rapid change," said Susan Eno Collins (@sqcollins), Community Leader, SurroundHealth.
"With patients having greater access to health information via the Web and mobile apps, with millions of new patients entering the healthcare system as a result of healthcare reform, and with models of care changing rapidly in response to rising care costs, we're seeing a need for multidisciplinary support quickly emerging across healthcare. Reaching this milestone confirms the need for g
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