(Recorded Webinar) Social Media Policies for Health Centers: Balancing Benefits and Risks

Duration: 48 minutes
Recorded on: 8/23/2022

This webinar is the third and final part of FTLF’s Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers webinar series. To purchase the series at a discounted rate, click here.


Like other healthcare entities, health centers are increasingly using social media to market their services, to engage with new and current patients, to provide health messages to the public, and to attract and hire employees. Health center employees, accustomed to communicating via social media personally, often want to expand their social media use to their professional lives without realizing the risks to patient information and their own personal information. Some health centers have implemented strict social media use polices and procedures which may conflict with federal laws protecting employee speech. 

In this webinar, we will discuss how to balance the benefits and risks of social media and develop a clear, comprehensive social media policy that supports your health center and complies with applicable federal regulations, including the HIPAA Rules, the National Labor Relations Act and the federal anti-discrimination laws. 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Marketing
  • Clinical

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the federal laws and regulations applicable to social media use by health centers
  • Develop and/or update your health center’s social media policy
  • Identify and mitigate risks related to patient engagement via social media, such as Facebook groups 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
08/15/2022
Course expires: 
01/01/2025
Cost:
$175.00

MOLLY EVANS  

A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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This webinar is the third and final part of FTLF’s Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers webinar series. To purchase the series at a discounted rate, click here.


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