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Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace continue to be a tricky problem for health care risk managers, who need to ensure that employees do not violate patient privacy even when off duty — but also must avoid violating the personal rights of those employees. Failing to address the situation adequately could mean a HIPAA violation or damage to the provider's reputation, but using too heavy a hand could run afoul of labor laws.

Facebook, other social sites continue posing risk problems