Social Media ‘A Tricky Case’ For DoctorsThe Boston Globe: For Doctors, Social Media A Tricky Case
Navigating the tell-all online culture can be tricky for any professional but particularly for those who must balance strict rules on patient protection. Cases across the country have highlighted the institutional challenge. ... A Wisconsin hospital and several in California have made headlines in recent years as nurses and other staff members were fired for talking about patients on Facebook or posting photographs of them online. (Bradley H. Crotty, a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and his colleague at Beth Israel Deaconess, Dr. Arash Mostaghimi, write in an editorial published this week by the Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians should think of the Internet as the world's elevator: Someone nearby is always listening in (Conaboy, 4/20). This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.