Brad Adatto Sheds Light on Physician’s Use of Social Media to Answer Patient Questions

Renee E. Coover | 9.28.18

 

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Brad Adatto was recently interviewed by The Aesthetic Channel and asked whether the answers to four common social media scenarios involving aesthetic physicians are true or false and why.

One of the questions posed by The Aesthetic Channel is whether aesthetic physicians can answer patient questions about medical procedures on social media. With the recent rise in the number of physicians interacting with patients and others on social media, this is a very relevant topic.

As Brad provided in his interview, answering patient questions about their medical procedures done in the physician’s office on social media is a HIPAA violation. Physicians cannot release protected health information without a patient’s written consent.

To see Brad’s answers to other frequently asked questions about the physician-patient relationship over social media, read the full article here.

If you have questions regarding HIPAA compliance or other regulatory matters, please contact Brad Adatto at badatto@byrdadatto.com.

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