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Panel Explores Risks and Rewards of Social Media for Health Care Providers

May 11, 2012

Attorneys from the firm’s Health Law, Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property practices discussed the legal and risk management implications of using social media in a health care setting with more than 40 health care administrators at a recent seminar. Catching the Social Media Bug addressed key issues that can arise as health care providers embrace social media to communicate with their patients, the community and their employees.

Topics included:

Risk Management
• Liability
• Professional boundaries
• E-Discovery
• Advertising

Labor & Employment
• Protected Speech
• Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
• Employee Discipline
• Endorsements

Intellectual Property
• Copyright and Trademark
• Trade Secrets

Privacy/Health Information Management
• Safeguarding Information
• Preventing Breaches
• Policies and Procedures

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