Protecting Patient Privacy and Confidentiality on Social Media (#HCSMPh Summit 2015, Track 1)

Confidentiality refers to the safeguarding of information disclosed to a healthcare professional during care. Privacy pertains to a patient’s expectation that his health information will be protected. Both privacy and confidentiality must be protected on social networks.

Protecting Patient Privacy & Confidentiality on Social Media
Moderator: Dr. Narciso Tapia

  • Objectives:
    1. Identify instances when posts in social media violate patient privacy and confidentiality.
    2. Explain ethical principles governing healthcare-related interaction on social media.
    3. Discuss Philippine laws that protect patient privacy and confidentiality as it applies to social media
  • Panelists:
    1. Atty. Ethelbert Ouano, Cebu Bloggers Society
    2. Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar, @bonedoc, #HealthXPh
    3. Dr. Melfer Montoya, Cebu Institute of Medicine