On our HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog, associate Ankita Patel discusses how Millennials’ embrace of newer forms of social media such as Snapchat and Instagram poses HIPAA challenges for health care organizations.
“With just a few taps and swipes, an employee can post a seemingly innocuous disclosure of PHI. Interns and residents of the younger generation may innocently upload a short-term post (be it a picture for two-seconds or an eight-second long video) of a busy hospital room or even an innocent ‘selfie’ without realizing that there is visible and identifiable PHI in the corner,” Ankita writes.
It’s an intriguing read exploring the intersection of health care and privacy law, social sharing and the rapid pace of technological change. Read the full post here.