Social Media Update: Maintaining Professionalism While Using Social Networks and E-mail

In response to member inquiries during the NCMS Annual Meeting in October and the installation of Reference Committee Report F-Professionalism in the Use of Social Media by the House of Delegates, here are two articles from Medical Mutual’s Fall Issue of MedNotes that will help physicians understand the proper uses of social media and e-mail communications in health care.  Both articles emphasize the importance of protecting patient information and maintaining a sense of professionalism while interacting with patients via the Internet. Follow the links below to read the articles in their entirety.

How to Safely Communicate by E-mail with Patients

Walking the Social Media Tightrope: Understanding the Risks That Surround Social Media

The NCMS will continue to inform its members about the effects social media and e-mail communications has on the health care profession.


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