Recent health care social media articles in the American Academy of Physician Assistants magazine, PA Professional (Social Media for Health Professionals – Avoiding the Pitfalls) and in SELF magazine (The Health Dangers of Facebook Posts) feature my advice to health care providers and the general public on the careful use of social media in the health care context. 

In addition, it is important to note that social media does not exist in a siloed environment.  As I said to the PA Professional reporter, "In this day and age, you can't be patient-centered and promote patient engagement without using social media tools."  The key is to use them effectively and safely.  For more on the subject, see these HealthBlawg posts and resources on health care social media

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting