Social Media for Healthcare Providers

COURSE
HS
Howard Schwartzman

Social Media for Healthcare Providers

COURSE
HS
Howard Schwartzman

HIPAA Compliant Social Media Practices

In this course for the health care industry, we’re going to teach you how to use social media effectively and responsibly. We’ll show you how other health care professionals are using social networks and point out mistakes that could lead to lawsuits, fines, penalties and potentially even incarceration.

The US Dept. of Health and Human Services has issued rules on how health care providers, health plans and health care clearing houses and their Business Associates transmit patient health information. That’s the focus of this course.

Learn the key takeaways health care professionals need to know if they decide to use social media for work.

This course covers how health care professionals can use social media effectively and responsibly and points out mistakes that can lead to lawsuits, fines, penalties and incarceration.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule apply to social networking
  • Understand the advantages and benefits of social media communications to health care professionals
  • Learn about permitted disclosures, the minimum necessary requirement and rules on endorsements
  • Hear examples of prior HIPAA violations that resulted in fines from Dept. of Health & Human Services

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for individual and group health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers that transmits health information.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of social media or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is required.