Friday, August 6, 2010

Violating HIPAA at the Speed of Light

Rarely does a week go by without a story of how "social media"** have caused problems for an employer, often because of posting confidential information, photos or just nasty comments about some phase of the business operation or co-workers.

In health facilities the stakes are much higher.

Now is the time to develop policies and educate the staff, BEFORE something bad happens.

** Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and of course email is also a problem.

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