Online medical professionalism statement targets social media use

According to a position paper designed by researchers from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards, new technologies and practices have pulled patients and physicians into a Web-based relationship. Although popular by nature, this form of communication should be conducted with the utmost professionalism.β€œIt is important for physicians to be aware of the implications for confidentiality and how the use of online media for non-clinical purposes impacts trust in the medical profession,” Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MS, FACP, co-author and president and CEO of the Federation (Read more...)

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