[ Sunday, February 13, 2011 ]


OT: Connecticut Facebook Case. Slightly off topic, but I occasionally speak on social media issues. Healthcare entities should have policies and procedures for dealing with social media, both from the standpoint of how the entity uses or allows the use of social media in the active operations of the entity (having a Facebook page) and how employees use social media while on the clock (whether to block or allow Facebook access). This is particularly important for healthcare entities, due to potential HIPAA issues. But as this case indicates, you should also consider one for after-hours use of Facebook. And obviously, know what you can and can't do with that policy.

Jeff [9:40 AM]

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