Social Networking Guidelines for Physicians, Office Staff and Patients

Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) Legal Services Group has released their Social Media Toolkit for Physicians, Office Staff and Patients to “help physicians navigate through the world of online communication”. I’ve taken a quick look and it’s a terrific document with a good discussion of whether or not physicians should “friend” their patients. It covers many other aspects of medical practice social networking risks and benefits and is worth checking out.


Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.