Legal Update: Establish Social Media Policy

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In today's world, many businesses utilize social media to market themselves and to better communicate with their current and potential customers. However, it is possible to commit a HIPAA violation when using social media according to a recent article from HME News

It is essential for healthcare providers to ensure that their patient health information is protected and secured, especially when using social media. In this article, a few guidelines are spelled out to prevent a potential HIPAA violation from happening:

  • Develop a comprehensive social media policy and communicate to employees the potential penalties for HIPAA violations.
  • Provide training to all staff regarding acceptable social media usage as part of your regular HIPAA training including examples of what is appropriate and what is not.
  • Conduct refresher training and update your policies annually.

To read the full article from HME News, click here.

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