From the Seattle Times:
To really get a patient’s attention, say doctors, you must start from where they are.
And where they are these days may be on their phone or computer, tweeting, texting, posting on Facebook.
But Twitter, blogs and text messaging aren’t in the comfort zone of most physicians — even if some of their patients crave that less formal and more accessible relationship.
Wary of laws governing professional conduct and patient privacy, confused by the complicated rules for different social networks and unsure about the consequences of changing how they interact with patients, many have stayed away.
In Rhode Island, an emergency-room doctor was fired for a Facebook post about an unnamed patient.
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