Social Media Policies for Health Centers: Balancing Benefits and Risks

August 23, 2022

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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.


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: 
07/14/2022
Course expires: 
08/27/2022
Event starts: 
08/23/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/23/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
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]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Compliance Officers/Risk Managers, Human Resources, Operations, Fundraising/Development, Marketing, Clinical
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

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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