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Reduce Risk When Engaging with Patients Via Portals, Social Media or Text Messaging
Posted on: 6/21/2017

You may be using social media to promote your practice, communicate with patients, and remain current with patient needs and wants.

But sometimes you may wonder if you are crossing some boundaries. Should you accept that patient’s Facebook request or retweet that funny political tweet? And do your employees follow appropriate social media etiquette? 

Learn more by consulting ISMS' medical legal guideline, Social Media Guidance for Physicians and Their Practices. The resource covers how to protect your patients' interests, apply principles of ethical medicine when using social media and mitigate risk to your practice. The guideline also addresses how your practice staff should handle communications with patients when using social media.

Questions? Please call 800-782-4767 ext. 3004 or send an email.

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