Social Media May Put Your Medical Practices in Legal Danger

Medical professionals need to be careful when using social media sitesMedical professionals need to be careful when using social media sites in promoting their practices. According to Barbara Zabawa and Melissa Giftus, attorneys with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek in Madison, Wisconsin, during a presentation at the Medial Management Association Annual Conference, the use of social media may put medical practices in legal danger.

Damage to reputation and compliance with FTC guidelines for advertising is one of the outlined five key issues to watch out for when using social media. According to Giftus if you’re seeking or getting reviews from your patients, they may not all be glowing because you may get false reviews and it could damage your reputation.

To learn more about the five key issues when using social media, click here.

photo by: Jason A. Howie

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