Social Media Usage in Healthcare: What’s the Balance?

Social media usage in healthcare

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or, yes, even CaringBridge, the vast majority of Americans use at least one form of social media to interact with others. Studies clearly indicate this does not stop when employees come to work. Is this a problem? Does it put your organization at risk? Where do you start with policies about using social media in the workplace?

In the healthcare industry, breaches of personally identifiable information (PII) and protected healthcare information (PHI) are a real threat to your patient and employee security. An article from weighs the pros and cons of patients and provider staff using social media.

Social media is new and growing exponentially in usage, and healthcare workers must find the right balance of its merits verses risks.

Litmos Healthcare’s eLearning courses explore the correct usage of social media. They can be consumed as-is or modified with your organization specific policies. An absolute must for all healthcare staff. Unveil the risks and instruct proper usage of workplace ethics—including internet usage—in your organization. Stay smart, stay protected.