Not Savvy with Social Media? You and Your Patients May Be at Risk

June 23, 2023

Information carried across social media is largely unprotected, which means confidential communication can potentially reach a wide audience. Both healthcare professionals and patients may be unaware of crossing boundaries inappropriately 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’ resource, Social Media Guidance for Physicians and Their Practices, will help you mitigate risk, and may also be used to augment your own policies for the best use of technology and social networking specific to the delivery of healthcare.

If you have questions, please contact ISMS' Legal Division by email

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