Risks of Health 2.0

September 11, 2008

From the Medicine 2.0 Congress, Neil Versel discusses how “Health 2.0 also can open up organizations to embarrassment or possibly even legal liability when it comes to interaction between patients and practitioners.” Whether it is poor judgment on Facebook or discussing patients on a blog, the openness of Web 2.0 tools can create risks for organizations. However, those risks can be exaggerated. Should organizations have policies about blogging and networking outside of work? Only to the extent that it places the company in a bad light. Otherwise, have at it.

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