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Get "social," but address privacy concerns: Steps to get you on the social media bandwagon and ensure patient privacy

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 23, 2010

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When it comes to social networking websites, advocates say hospitals can have it both ways—reaping the benefits of their participation and avoiding any HIPAA privacy violations.

In fact, Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, MN, which has been a leader in the use of social media, helps other healthcare organizations that want to use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter™, YouTube, and blogs.
 
Mayo Clinic recently established its Center for Social Media to help drive adoption and exploration of social media tools to benefit its patients and healthcare system and also to help other healthcare organizations, says Lee Aase, director of the new center.
 
Note: To read more, visit the HCPro website. Subscribers to Briefings on HIPAA have access to this article in the November issue of their newsletters.



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