Social Media and Digital Communications in the Health Care Environment: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

April 6, 2016
CHA, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Panel Discussion
The use of personal recording devices by patients, providers and visitors, as well as coverage of the new rulings on employees and social media rights will be discussed.

Michelle DeBarge, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
Peter Lefeber, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
Stuart Warner, Assistant General Counsel, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Learning Objectives

  • Understand employees' rights to protected speech on social media and new restrictions on employer social media policies
  • Review the relevant legal framework concerning patient privacy and related risk management considerations
  • Consider the intersection of employees' rights and employers' duties under HIPAA and other applicable privacy laws
  • Discuss the practical application of the laws in the context of the employer/health care facility