Health Care Has Unique Issues in Social Media

Unique Issues the Health Care Industry has with Social Media

The article was featured in Michigan Medical Law Report, 6 M.L.R. 4 (Winter 2011).

There has been a lot of activity surrounding social media and the health care industry has unique issues which must also be taken into consideration. This article discusses the American Medical Association’s (“AMA”) policy issued in November 2011 with guidance on physicians’ use of social media. Although directed to physicians, this guidance is relevant to all health care professionals.

Health care providers should consult with legal counsel regarding their use of social media to ensure compliance with these ethical and legal considerations. Click on the link below to read the article published in the Michigan Medical Law Report