A few days ago, I tweeted yet another example of the ugly in healthcare social media. Once again, hospital employees accessed protected patient information and actually provided it to an ex-boyfriend. Result: the patient is now suing her ex-boyfriend and staff (including one nurse) at the hospital where she was being treated for a sexually transmitted disease after details in her records were placed on a Facebook page - Team No Hoes.
Then my husband sends me the story of an anesthesiologist who was, among other things, sexting and texting during surgical procedures. He has been suspended by his state medical commission because his preoccupations compromised patient safety.
I've posted on this a few times 2012 , 2013 to highlight the risks so that countermeasures may be implemented. This doesn't even include my list of examples I use in my presentations. My goal is to one day run out of this news to report.