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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Strategically Social: Social Media and the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Recently, a former Northwestern University student filed a lawsuit against Northwestern Memorial Hospital and one of its doctors after a doctor posted on Facebook a picture of the student being treated in the ER for overconsumption of alcohol.  The student claims that the hospital and doctor violated the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects information about a patient and his or her medical condition and treatment.  

To read more about the lawsuit, and the importance of training employees about the potential HIPAA issues that can arise in their use of social media, check out Strategically Social: Social Media and the HIPAA Privacy Rule.


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