OB/GYN Facebook Post: Is it a HIPAA Violation? Or simply insensitive?

SmNYDNI was sitting in the meeting room at the Westin Aruba resort last Saturday reviewing my notes for my final social media presentation to 140 OB/GYNs and midwives when a social media firestorm erupted in the national media.

The New York Daily News headline read “Fury sparked as ob-gyn posts personal patient info on Facebook.” Ironically, my final presentation was titled: “Managing Risk: Safely Navigating the Waters of HIPAA and Negative Comments in Social Media.”  A new case study had emerged.

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