Tuesday, January 29, 2013

amednews.com: Medical boards keep wary eye on doctors’ social media posts

A survey of board executives finds that inappropriate communication with patients is among online behavior by physicians that could lead to an investigation.

Damon Adams, January 28, 2013

When doctors go to social media websites, they may want to think twice about posting patients’ photos without permission.

Using the images could be considered unprofessional conduct by a state medical board, according to a new study.

Other online physician behavior viewed as troublesome by boards: citing misleading information about clinical outcomes; misrepresenting credentials; and inappropriately contacting patients.

Read the rest at amednews.com

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