Who's responsible when social media violates patient privacy? | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Despite a hospital's best efforts to protect patient privacy, sometimes it only takes one person with a smartphone to take a video and upload it to YouTube. Then all bets are off.

We recently stumbled upon footage of an intoxicated man in our trauma center that was videotaped by another patient. The good news is the video put our staff members in an incredibly positive light, being caring and compassionate. The bad news is the patient's privacy was violated.