Protecting Patient Privacy on Social Media: Must-Read HIPAA Guide

The main rule that governs healthcare privacy is derived from a 1996 Federal Law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. It was fleshed out by the Department of Health and Human Services, which began enforcing it as a regulation in 2002 and although the rule predates the rise of social media, its provision…

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Social Media Policy Analysis: FDA Revises Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy Released by FDA

Social Media Policy Analysis The New FDA Social Media Policy [PDF] is unlikely to achieve its stated purpose of encouraging “…the use of school media technologies to enhance communications.” Developing a social media policy for employees is tough business. Anyone who’s done it will tell you. If you want to save yourself a ton of time, start…

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How Social Media Policy Guidelines Stifle Innovation

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Is free speech critical to innovation, or is it okay to tell employees what they can and can’t say in your organization’s social media policy guidelines? It’s the questions I’m asking myself right now. I’m thinking my Social Media Policy Template and Social Media Policy Development Training Course may be in need of an update?…

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Balancing Social Media Policies against Digital Marketing Strategy

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Social media policies aren’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when you’re masterminding a social media marketing strategy. But it should be. And here’s why. Without social media policies that encourage employee advocacy, any earned or owned digital marketing strategy is unsustainable. On social networks, reach is a function of engagement. Without engagement,…

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Fighting Digital Illiteracy with Social Media Policies at Work

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Social media policies at work are a critical component of winning the war against digital illiteracy? But the first step is the toughest one. And it’s also the most important. Provide employees with clear-cut, easy-to-follow guidelines to help them distinguish between conversations that can happen in public, and conversations that need to be kept private.…

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Fighting Digital Illiteracy with Social Media Governance Policies

As psyched we all are about the benefits of integrating social media into marketing, PR and organizational communication, it seems we’re all still learning how to implement social media governance polices that effectively redefine information discovery and reputation management. Despite the wide spread adoption of social media on a global basis, most companies remain unsure…

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Social Media and the Arab Spring

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It was not because of social media that Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire to protest the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation inflicted on him by the Tunisian Government. But it was social media that helped turn his self-immolation into a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the…

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7 Social Media Policy Tips

by Intersection Consulting

Online communications channels have become intricately interwoven into our social fabric. The overwhelming majority of young people use Facebook regularly and adoption among older audiences continues to rise. Just as we use the telephone and e-mail to communicate with our colleagues, friends and family, people of all ages are increasingly using social media to communicate…

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Governance and Use of Social Media in the USMC

The United States Marine Corps has long recognized the value and risk of enabling Marines to communicate from theaters of combat with loved ones. Today, the Marines have two networks they use for communications. One is classified, and the other is non-classified. Social media communications are limited to the non-classified network. That said, Marines in…

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