As we work to get our fellow physicians to emerge from the shadows, the last thing we need is a social health horror story. This week a Rhode Island physician was formally reprimanded for breaching patient confidentiality on Facebook. You can get catch up with the core story of Facebook and the Rhode Island Doctor on MSNBC or read KevinMD’s nice analysis. Look ... Continue Reading about Facebook and the Rhode Island Doctor
The AMA this week released basic guidelines for physicians using social media. This is important because it represents the first time that a major physician organization here in the United States has stepped up to give physicians social direction. It raises the question: who will police physicians on social media? This caught my eye: When physicians see content ... Continue Reading about Who Will Police Physicians on Social Media?
A new policy on professionalism in the use of social media was adopted at the November 8th 2010 meeting of the American Medical Association. The AMA Office of Media Relations was kind enough to share a copy of the AMA Social Media Policy: The Internet has created the ability for medical students and physicians to communicate and share information quickly and to ... Continue Reading about AMA Social Media Policy – Professionalism Online