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Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

An OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins was fired last year after a colleague reported her suspicions about a "pen-like device" that was always around his neck, and that turned out to be a camera. The OB/GYN had secretly photographed 7,000 patients over ten years while conducting pelvic exams. Ten days later he [...]

Created by David Harlow

EPL 122: Ask the Attorneys Conference Call

   Dan Goldman and David Harlow, our in-house and External Advisory Board attorneys for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, held a conference call last week just for members of the Social Media Health Network. It was a great discussion with lots of good questions. Here is the audio [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Posting About a Patient, Part 3

A patient gave you a beautiful handmade thank you note. You love it so much that you want to share it with your friends and family. You take a picture and post it on Facebook with the following note: Isn't my patient amazing? She’s in remission, and she’s the strongest [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Posting About a Patient, Part 2

You just saw a patient with the strangest symptoms you've ever seen. You have a copy of the lab report detailing some of the blood test findings, so you decide to remove the patient’s name and post it on Facebook to see if your colleagues can figure out the case. [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Posting About a Patient

You had a difficult run-in today with a patient you just don’t like. Which of the following Facebook posts would be appropriate? Sheila the nurse posts: A. Mrs. Jones was here again today. What is her problem??? B. Sometimes, my job is a challenge. C. We had a patient who screamed and whined [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Announcing the Social Media Simulation Series

Mayo Clinic has been a leader in providing education and training in proper use of social media tools in the health care context. We published our guidelines for employee use of social media and the Social Media Residency program in 2009,  and established the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM) in 2010. In [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

HIPAA & Third World Countries

You’re friends in real life and on Facebook with a resident who just got back from a medical mission trip in Guatemala. You see that she posted photos of the temporary clinic, some of her patients, and a fascinating photo of patient’s skin condition. What should you do? A. Nothing, there [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

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