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Part II: the perils of social media for doctors

Regular readers of our Michigan Health Care Legal Blog will undoubtedly recall a recent post detailing potential pitfalls for physicians on social media. The post included useful information about going viral, violating patient privacy and advice for how to deal with...

The perils of social media for doctors

Social media is as ubiquitous for Michigan physicians as it is for everyone else. Some people wake up to Twitter and go to sleep with Facebook. In between, they steal away moments with Snapchat, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest and others. Doctors need to be especially...

Would vaccine passports violate HIPAA?

HIPAA was written to protect individuals’ personal health information. Because HIPAA applies to doctors, hospitals, health plans and insurers, dentists, pharmacies, nursing homes, urgent care clinics and other entities paid to provide health care, many in the health...

What are the most common HIPAA violations?

Scholars believe the Hippocratic Oath was penned in Ionic Greek sometime between the third and fifth centuries B.C. Its principles are still in effect today, including: treat the sick to the best of your ability, teach medicine to the next generation and preserve...