‘Tweeting’ breaches patient confidentiality

According to an article in the Daily Telegraph (24 September 2009), research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found examples of trainee doctors sharing private patient stories and details on the Internet on networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Healthcare organisations should check their information governance policies to ensure that it is clear that no-one should be posting information online that might breach patient or any other form of confidentiality.

Read the Daily Telegraph article here.

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