A Legal Primer for Social Media

Burke, Thomas R.; Goldstein, Gabrielle
July 2010
Marketing Health Services;Summer2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p30
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the importance of social media in providing health care in various patients. It mentions that social media refer to the technologies that are based on internet and are developed to disseminate information and ideas among clients, patients and health care providers through social interaction. On the other hand, providers must become aware of the legal obligations associated with the use of social media, especially in terms of safeguarding and ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of the health records of the patients. It adds that providers must also regulate the use of social media in their organizations as well as the persons accountable for the implementation of practical codes of conduct and policies.


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