Thursday, March 22, 2012

Doctors' Online Practices Need Improvement

From the article: "A research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that most state medical licensing boards have reported cases of “physician violations of online professionalism,” and some of these violations have resulted in serious disciplinary actions such as license revocation or suspension.

In a survey of 68 licensing boards, researchers found that inappropriate online patient communications or sexual misconduct were reported to the boards at 69% of the 48 boards responding. Also, 63% reported cases of inappropriate practices such as Internet prescribing for patients they did not have an established clinical relationship with and 60% reported cases of online misrepresentation of credentials."  Read more

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