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Staying HIPAA compliant on social media

Social media is everywhere—even inside the walls of hospitals. Staff may log into personal accounts during lunch breaks, and many organizations maintain official social media accounts; plus, of course, patients and visitors often rely on social media to keep in touch with friends and family. For many, social media is so much a part of their everyday routine that the benefits are almost too obvious to list. Yet the risks—including potential HIPAA violations—are often not as clear, and privacy and security officers need to stay aware of them.

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