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6 Reasons Healthcare Systems Fear Social Media

There are over 5,700 registered hospital systems in the United States. A recent survey of hospitals  determined less than 1,600 systems participate in social media*. That means less than 30% of US  hospitals are involved in the social conversation. Why? For smaller hospital systems the answer could be very simple

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Social Media Policy Development, Training, and Enforcement Guidelines for Healthcare Organizations

Before engaging in social media or even setting up accounts, your healthcare system needs to have a social media policy.  Creating a policy should be a team project to make sure all stakeholders have a voice in the process along with an understanding of potential violations. This

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YouTube Best Practices and HIPAA Compliance

Video has become central to our lives, both business and personal. The use of video platforms, notably YouTube, can have important business implications for a healthcare system as well as potential HIPAA violation issues if used incorrectly. In addition, being aware of patient use of video (and

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Social Media Reputation Management and Monitoring

Do you know what your marketplace is saying about you? Regardless of whether you have a social media presence or not, there are conversations happening on the web about your healthcare system, staff, and services. If you have a social media presence, you are in a better

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Engagement: Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations on Top Three Social Media Platforms

The top platforms used in healthcare systems are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. In this session we will examine the best practices in Healthcare for the first three social networks (YouTube will be the subject of a separate webinar). Keeping a focus on the concerns of HIPAA

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Social Media Trends, Best Practices and Compliance for Healthcare Professionals

Social media has become a part of everyday life for most Americans. 91% of Americans have a Facebook page, and 41 million check their profiles daily.* This level of opportunity to connect and engage the patient community, healthcare leaders, and staff also creates opportunities for violations of

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Social Media Compliance for Healthcare Organisations

Social Media Compliance for Healthcare Organisations: Webinar Series Session 1: Social Media Trends, Best Practices and Compliance for Healthcare Professionals Social media has become a part of everyday life for most Americans. 91% of Americans have a Facebook page, and 41 million check their profiles daily.* This

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Do I need to address all identified security risks?

Before conducting meaningful security risk analysis of ePHI, it is important that practitioners clearly understand the terminologies: Risk is the level of exposure and potential impact of threats on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Threats are all factors that can have a

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Meaningful Use Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Providers

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 under the  Administrative Safeguards provision states that all covered entities are required to perform risk analysis as part of their security management processes. The risk analysis and management provisions of the Security Rule help determine which security measures are reasonable

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How to Establish a Successful Meaningful Use Program for your Healthcare Organization

Since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, there has been strong growth in health system adoption of EHR technology to meet the popular CMS Medicare and Medicaid Meaningful Use incentive program. As organizations continue to move through the first stage of Meaningful Use, It’s clear that the program

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