Social media and health care: A new frontier
Never has it been so easy to reach your personal and even professional networks on social media with updates on your own or a loved one's health status. This new reality brings with it both benefits and unintended consequences.
"It's best to always consider what your intentions are before posting, as well as the possible outcomes and consequences," advises Rita Reynolds, Chief Privacy and Freedom of Information Officer at North York General Hospital. "When content is posted to social media platforms it never really disappears, even if you delete it. It can be copied and shared over and over again."