Patient privacy, MySpace and Facebook

Don’t post patient pictures on your MySpace or Facebook page. Employees who do something that foolish deserve to be fired.

Until hospitals get a grasp of the Web 2.0 era, it’s probably best not to blog about patients as well. Despite the efforts bloggers take in masking patient identity, I see hypersensitive administrators erring on the side of overreaction and start banning employees from blogging.