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Learn How to Navigate the Risks of Social Media When Interacting with Patients
Posted on: 9/13/2016

Social Media

Information carried across social media is often in the public view, which means confidential communication can unintentionally reach a wide audience. Health care professionals and patients alike may be unaware of crossing boundaries when it comes to their social media use.

You and your entire team need to be "in the know" about how to navigate social media and the risks involved for interacting personally or socially with patients through unsecured electronic communications.

ISMS developed Social Media Guidance for Physicians and Their Practices to help you understand and mitigate these risks. You can also use this medical legal guideline to augment your own policies and make sure any “likes,” tweets or sharing of cute videos doesn’t impact your professional relationship with patients.



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