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Step #4 Understand the Rules for a HIPAA-Compliant Social Media Strategy

This blog is part four of an eight-part series on launching your hospital’s social media strategy.

You’ve completed Steps 1, 2 and 3 of launching your hospital’s social media strategy. Now it’s important that you have a clear understanding of what you need to do to avoid HIPAA violations.

Some hospitals are allowing HIPAA anxiety to keep them from embracing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. LinkedIn, Foursquare and blogging. But there are now more than 900 U.S. hospitals engaging patients through these social media. And there is solid information to keep you on firm ground, if you follow these nine no-nonsense rules. Thanks to David Harlow, a healthcare law and consulting attorney, for many of these ideas.  Read more