Sunday, March 1, 2009

Physicians and Social Networking

KevinMD has an interesting post about doctors potentially putting themselves at risk on social networking sites. Sermo is a FREE online community just for physicians and is one example of a closed, private social network. Doctors can post whatever they want in a closed environment, but if that information were made available to attorneys, then would that place a doctor at risk for malpractice lawsuits? As social networking grows within the medical community, these are some of the sensitive topics that are being brought up. I'm sure there are some doctors who avoid social networking websites purely because they fear that the information they post may somehow be used against them.

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