Medical Practice Tips: Don’t Get Sued for Inappropriate Emails

Advances in technology have made it possible to communicate with patients via electronic devices, but that does not mean it is always a smart decision. Physicians should always be aware of the potential pitfalls and downsides associated with electronic communication solutions. Accidental Breach of Privacy As a physician, you are responsible to maintain doctor-patient confidentiality and protect the personal information of every patient. A downside associated with electronic communication, particularly on mobile devices, is the risk of accidentally giving away...