Feb 18th, 2016
It’s common practice for providers to market their services on the Internet. But if you’re going to include patient testimonials, you’d better read up on HIPAA Privacy regulations. Complete PT, Pool & Land Physical Therapy, Inc., of Los Angeles, learned that lesson the hard way. PHI Includes Identity According to reports, the provider has agreed ...
Even if your organization avoids social media, your staff may be a HIPAA liability. Inappropriate use of social media can cause HIPAA violations, even if your company has avoided an official presence on popular social media venues (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Despite company efforts to avoid social media, if your staff is on it actively, ...
Having an online presence for your practice is convenient for your patients, and helps to keep your staff attending to patients instead of answering common questions on the phone. In a matter of seconds, patients can look up your hours of operation, your location, the insurances you accept, policies, staff information, procedures, etc., which boosts patient satisfaction. ...
The best thing you can do to ensure you’re protecting your practice from the perils of social media, while still maximizing its potential, is to designate a social media policy.  Clearly defined how you plan to use social media sites for marketing your practice, and be sure your employees understand what they may post on ...
How can our practice use social media under HIPAA? Social media can be an exciting and valuable tool when used wisely; however, it can also put a practice at risk. If you haven’t done so already, create a social media policy for your practice, and seek to understand how employees and providers are using social ...