A recent court decision illustrates the unintended effects that might result from hasty posts published on social media.
Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.
Joanna Belbey, a social media compliance specialist for Actiance, spoke with the Journal for the November/December eCompliance issue about the role of social media and telemedicine in healthcare. As telehealth and social media continues to be an evolving force in healthcare, Belbey elaborated on the pros and cons of its use. The Journal also conducted an interview Belbey via Skype in an effort to demonstrate just how telemedicine and social media might look like in a healthcare setting.
Ninety-four percent of American social media users would agree to share their health information on social media platforms to help doctors improve care, as long as their identities were protected.
A woman who was treated for alcohol poisoning in an emergency room is suing her physician and the hospital after photographs taken of her while admitted were posted to social media sites.