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Privacy experts skeptical of Facebooks moves to protect sensitive health information

Facebook announced changes to its platform that it says will give users more privacy when discussing health conditions or sharing health information in closed groups. Privacy experts and patient advocates say these changes do not go far enough to protect users personal health information and ensure that the data will not be collected or used.

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Facebook enters EMR business

Big news out of Mountain View, California today as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the social networking giant was going to formally enter the EMR business. Sandberg explained that Facebook already has all Americans and most of the worlds population on its system and that adding a little bit of information about their health

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Facebook charged with misleading users on health data visibility

A report says the social networks handling of personal health information put its users health at risk. Facebook has been accused of misleading users in its Group platform about who can see their private information, and argues Facebook did not disclose how much information could be visible to outsiders including health information.WHY IT MATTERSSharing of

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Dr. Google doesnt always know whats best

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr. Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr. Google doesnt always know whats best.A generation ago, patients were largely dependent upon the physicians they consulted as to how best to deal with a disease

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2019: A New Chapter in HIMSS Social Media Ambassadorship

Follow @MichaelGaspar Chances are that if you are reading this you have experienced the influence of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors in some fashion. As members of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassador program, they share this experience and expertise in carefully coordinated social media campaigns and thoughtful blog posts with a common, singular purpose to

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