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Standards for professional interactions should be consistent across all forms of communication between the patient and physician, whether in person or online.
More than half said complaints led to serious punishment including revoking medical licenses.
Approved by the FSMB Board of Directors on 21 October 2012 and the ACP Board of Regents on 17 November 2012.
“Web 2.0” refers to those resources in which self-created content by users is made and posted for public dissemination by means of media sharing platforms.
Members of the 2012–2013 ACP Council of Associates: Jay D. Khan, MD, MPP; Brent Wallace Lacey, MD; Arta Lahiji, MD, MPH; Julissa Lombardo, MD; Thomas E. As new technologies and practices, such as social networking, are embraced, it is paramount to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of patient information, demonstrate respect for patients, ensure trust in physicians and in the medical profession, and establish appropriate boundaries (2).
Because of the creation and use of information online and the widespread use of the Internet and Web 2.0 platforms, physicians and others are increasingly required to consider how best to protect patient interests and apply principles of professionalism to new settings (1).