Doctor Reprimanded After Patient Privacy Breached On Facebook
Patient privacy and social media use in health care often go together when reported in mainstream media.
When physician blogs were a relatively new phenomenon several years ago, the majority of the media coverage focused on edge cases, where doctors inadvertently revealed patient information.
Only a minority of the headlines focused on the positive aspects, such as how social media could, and should, be used to guide patients to better sources of health information .
As social media has expanded past blogs, and into Facebook and Twitter, there’s more potential for negative press.