Features  |   February 2017
Beware of Social Media Liability: Challenging Medical Case Studies
Author Affiliations
  • Franklin Chiao, M.D.
    Committee on Professional Liability
  • Marjorie Podraza Stiegler, M.D.
    Committee on Professional Liability
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Education / CPD / Ethics / Medicolegal Issues / Pediatric Anesthesia / Practice Management / Advocacy and Legislative Issues / Quality Improvement / Features
Features   |   February 2017
Beware of Social Media Liability: Challenging Medical Case Studies
ASA Monitor 02 2017, Vol.81, 24-26.
ASA Monitor 02 2017, Vol.81, 24-26.
Social media use by clinicians and patients alike is growing exponentially. Whether or not you are active online, social media activity by others can impact you personally. There are many valuable uses of professional social media and other online activities for physicians, some of which also are of high value to their patients. Amid the jungle of information, misinformation, tweets, posts and pictures, readers are seeking physicians’ medical advice. The desire for physician-authored information online is great, and it is in our professional interest to meet this need.1,2  However, medical professionals should understand potential liability risks and follow general best practices. Some basic tenants of professional social media use include:
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