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Don’t Post That! Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Social Media

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By Spencer Hamer
The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine
October 3, 2016

Spencer Hamer's article, "Don’t Post That! Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Social Media," was published in The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine on October 3, 2016.

From the article...

"Social media has great utility for urgent care centers, providing invaluable opportunities to connect with the local community and offering a host of educational tools for providers and patients. The explosion of myriad social media platforms, however, has created a variety of new channels for exposure of confidential patient medical information, resulting in traps for the unwary. Predictably, the rising use of social media in the health-care environment has led to lawsuits and regulatory scrutiny. Urgent care operators must understand the unique health-care-related legal risks posed by social media and develop an action plan for mitigating these risks."

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