ACP Recommends Physicians 'Pause Before Posting' on Social Media Sites

  • consider what the content of their posts to blogs and social media sites say about them professionally;
  • consider routinely searching for their name online and correcting inaccurate information.
  • reserve e-mail and text communications for patients who will follow-through with face-to-face appointments;
  • maintain separate personal and professional personas online
Jeanne M. Farnan, Lois Snyder Sulmasy, Brooke K. Worster, Humayun J. Chaudhry, Janelle A. Rhyne, Vineet M. Arora,  ,  ,  ; Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2013 Apr;():.