Patient Privacy Considerations for Physicians in the Era of Social Media

Published: 07/17/2023

  • Miscellaneous,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to recent news reports, a plastic surgeon in Ohio has been stripped of her medical license by the State Medical Board of Ohio after posting patient procedures, both videos and live streams, on the social media app TikTok. The physician’s medical license was revoked and she was fined for failing to meet the standard of care.  

This case highlights the risks of posting patient information and patient procedures on social media. While a tempting new avenue to educate patients and highl

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