Why Should Patients be so Concerned About Privacy in a World of Social Media?

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Certainly federal government want to protect all patients for their privacy. If they choose to disclose it publicly, that's their is a choice. But that is not the case necessarily for every patient, and so our telemedicine system and most telemedicine sytems ensure complete patient privacy, social media somebody with a different elements in that those are choices that patients make to share data.

And there is value in that, there's great programs like patients like me that allows people to learn more from one another. But as a health care provider is my duty to protect the patient's information unless they choose to disclose.