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Healthcare employees’ use of social media brings the risks of violating HIPAA, disseminating incorrect information, and damaging the reputation of the hospital or health system. However, social media is so pervasive in most people’s lives that it is difficult to ban its use outright, even during work hours. That means healthcare organizations must carefully create social media policies that acknowledge its use by employees but set limits on what can be posted.

Craft Social Media Policies to Protect Patients, Respect Employee Rights