Sharing ideas with others having common interests is primal and the
best indication of this is the exploding world of social networking. Social
media sites have become self-reported newscasts where we post our daily
activities as a matter of permanent public record. Are we losing our
expectation of privacy? What impact could this have on patient privacy?
Do individuals who are accustomed to sharing personal information on
social networks have a relaxed attitude towards patient privacy? Does this
vary according to age, gender, or racial background?
This study explores correlations between attitudes on social
networking and patient privacy and how a culture of compliance can
embrace social networking and share a common space. Understanding this
relationship can have an impact on healthcare cost, Health Information
Exchanges, quality of care, training programs, and patient communications.
Davison, Frank, "Social Networking Patterns and Attitudes Towards Patient Privacy" (2015). Applied Research Projects. 12. . https://doi.org/10.21007/chp.hiim.0004