Social Media and Health Professionals: Benefits, Risks and Best Practices
Mr. Patrick Sills, Social Media Manager, Novant Health
*Lunch & Learn Session- Pre-Registration by 2/24 Required
The definition of “social media” is very broad and continuously changing. The term generally refers to Internet-based tools that allow individuals and communities to gather and communicate; to share information, ideas, personal messages, images, and other content; and, in some cases, to collaborate with other users. Many social media tools are available for health care professionals (HCPs), including social networking platforms, blogs, microblogs, wikis, and media-sharing sites. These tools can be used to improve or enhance personal and professional networking, education, organizational promotion, patient care, and patient education. However, there are inherent risks associated with the use of social media by HCP’s and potential for the violation of patient privacy laws. In his “Lunch and Learn” session, Mr. Sills will present concerns from the aspect of the clinical environment, best practices and ethical dilemmas. This presentation will actively engage participants in case studies involving ethical dilemmas that their students and HCPs may experience in the clinical environment. RSVP by 2/24/16 required.
* Event is limited to WSSU faculty and staff with a wssu e-mail account.