Wednesday, July 18, 2007

MD Net Guide Article: Are Physician Blogs in a Legal and Ethical Twilight Zone?

Last month I had the opportunity to collaborate with Fard Johnmar of Envision Solutions on an article for MD Net Guide, "Social Media Notebook: Are Physician Blogs in a Legal and Ethical Twilight Zone?" The article looks at the recent incident involving Dr. Lindeman, who blogged under the pseudonym "Flea," and the risks associated with physician blogging.

I shared some legal tips that physician bloggers should consider when blogging, including:
  • Anonymous blogging does not guarantee your privacy
  • Consider informing your employer about your blog
  • Follow your HIPAA training
  • Post a legal disclaimer
  • Be cautious about giving advice to patients
Check out the current issue of MD Net Guide to read the complete article. Also, the complete article, "Social Media Notebook: Are Physician Blogs in a Legal and Ethical Twilight Zone?" can be accessed via the web (registration required).

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