HIPAA, Social Media &Texting Compliance

HIPAA, Social Media &Texting Compliance

HIPAA, Social Media &Texting Compliance

HIPAA, Social Media &Texting Compliance

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HIPAA
Social media has become more than a place for casual conversations, it is now used as a conventional tool that allows medical communication departments to disseminate information to a wide audience. However, social media users in the healthcare environment must be aware of potential privacy violations. During this course, we will discuss the use of social media in the healthcare environment. Topics covered will include social media’s benefits and potential risks related to HIPAA such as secure texting, storage of data, and privacy laws. This course will also provide insight regarding the necessary internal procedures related to HIPAA compliance, how to mitigate risk, as well as potential consequences of HIPAA violations related to the use of social media, which help ensure a safe and private environment when sending electronic information.

COURSE INFORMATION

Tedd Gottis, JD., Brian Williams, MBA 30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2017-12-18Updated 2017-12-18

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the benefits and complications of social media in healthcare.
  • Understand how HIPAA applies to the use of social media in healthcare.
  • Identify policies and procedures which apply to the right of patient’s privacy.
  • Know how text messaging can affect the healthcare community.

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