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June 5, 2015

Viewpoint: 12 Things We Should Stop Doing in HCSM

By Ed Bennett edbennett

Editor’s Note: I could have easily picked up the phone or met him for lunch because we both live in Baltimore, but instead I asked Ed Bennett to put his thoughts in writing. Here’s what an internationally-known health care social media thought leader and Platinum Fellow thinks it’s time to stop doing in health care […]

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Tags: Facebook, HIPAA


May 27, 2011

Friday Faux Pas: Teacher Loses Tenure Over Facebook Postings

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Editor’s Note:This is part of an occasional series called Friday Faux Pas, which highlights missteps in social media by health-related organizations and/or their employees.  In this specific case we felt it was important to highlight the following story even though it doesn’t involve a health-related organization. We believe social media are overwhelmingly a force for good, […]

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April 23, 2011

Friday Faux Pas: Physician Fired For Facebook Posting

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Editor’s Note: This is part of an occasional series called Friday Faux Pas, which highlights missteps in social media by health-related organizations. We believe social media are overwhelmingly a force for good, but we’re not blind to potential problems. This series helps maintain the balance, and in looking at each faux pas we want to […]

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March 11, 2011

Another Reason Why Not To Tweet While Driving

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Blue language turned into a pink slip when a social media representative of Chrylser Corporation shared his thoughts on traffic via a tweet.   Click here to read the story.

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February 18, 2011

Friday Faux Pas: “Rogue” Tweet via HootSuite

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Editor’s Note: This is part of an occasional series called Friday Faux Pas, which highlights missteps in social media by health-related organizations. We believe social media are overwhelmingly a force for good, but we’re not blind to potential problems. This series helps maintain the balance, and in looking at each faux pas we want to […]

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August 27, 2010

Friday Faux Pas: Nurse posts OR pics to Facebook

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As reported on e-Health Insider in January: A nurse has been suspended following reports that she took photos of patients having operations and posted them on a social networking site. The member of staff from Southern General Hospital in Glasgow allegedly secretly took the pictures without other members of staff knowing and posted them on […]

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August 13, 2010

Friday Faux Pas

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Fear is a major barrier to adoption of social media. That’s especially true within health care. Among the common objections to openness: “What if someone criticizes us on our blog?” “What if an employee posts inappropriate material on Facebook?” “What if our employees spend all their time on Facebook and YouTube, instead of doing their […]

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