Health Care Law Blog: AHLA Connections: Legal Implications of Health Care Social Media

The current issue of the American Health Lawyers Association's Connections magazine features an article I co-authored with fellow AHLA health lawyer, Jody Joiner, on the impact of social media use in health care.

The article, Risky Business: Treating Tweeting the Symptoms of Social Media (PDF version), is featured in the March 2010 issue of AHLA Connections (Vol.14, No. 3, March 2010), a health lawyer magazine for the health and life sciences law community.

via Health Care Law Blog: AHLA Connections: Legal Implications of Health Care Social Media.

Nice overview of the concerns health care lawyers have about social media, twitter, blogs, etc.  Note that while pointing out the difficulties, at the end several common-sense answers are given,  none of which involve suppressing speech.

For which they’re to be commended: waaaay too often in medicine the reflex response to any complex problem in ‘no’ or ‘you can’t do that’, whether that response is the right answer or not.

Worth your time to read.

Disclosure: I met Mr. Coffield at BlogWorld in 2009.  He was a panelist in one panel, and could have had an entire day just by himself: that smart, and that good at explaining complex ideas.