Zooming In On A Major Social Media Issue For Health Care

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT) -- When the photographs and videos flooding social media include images of patients or the victims of an accident or crime, it gives human resources professionals, compliance officers and in-house employment counsel at health care facilities heartburn and forces them to spring into action. In the past several years, dozens of snap-happy health care workers have been fired for using smartphones to photograph patients and then upload the images to their social media page.

One startling illustration of this phenomenon occurred when emergency room workers and staff...
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