Healthcare News & Insights

Health-pros-only social media site takes off

Physicians who want the benefits of social networking without the concerns of accidental over-sharing that can lead to HIPAA violations seem to have found at least one solution.

‘My therapist just friended me!’ Awkward ethics of the digital age

The traditional boundaries between patients and physicians are blurring as social networking grows. Can clinicians accept a patient’s “friend” request? Should your therapist read your blog? What are the new boundaries?

FDA looks to regulate Web marketing of medical products

We may soon have clearer guidelines as to what medical vendors can say when promoting their products via new social media outlets.