People Get It: Why Doctors Shouldn’t Worry Much About Negative Comments and HIPAA Violations in Social Media

flickr: StormKatt

flickr: StormKatt

You could call Dr. Jeff Livingston, OB/GYN, a social media pioneer.

As I explained in earlier blog posts here and here, the Irving, TX, physician has been using social media to educate and connect with his patients since his teenage daughter suggested he start a My Space page to reach out to high school students struggling with pregnancy and STDs.

I know that many doctors are reluctant to embrace social media for fear of HIPAA violations and negative comments, so I asked him how he responds to those concerns. Read more