Category Archives: Social Media for Healthcare

Understanding the FDA’s Draft Guidance on Social Media

Now that the FDA has released two draft guidances clarifying social media use, it’s time to determine how to apply it in a real world scenario. First, let’s define what the guidances apply to. The first deals with the dissemination of information regarding prescription drugs and medical devices. The second makes recommendations on how to […]

Social Media Archiving for Regulated & Non-Regulated Industries

Let’s talk about social media communication and record retention. That’s right — archiving. Riveting stuff, we know. But really — keeping strong archives could be the difference between happiness, sunshine, and lollipops or facing fines, lawsuits, & PR nightmares. Yikes. If you’re in a regulated industry like finance, healthcare, or pharmaceuticals – archiving your social […]

Healthcare: 3 Tips To Safely Enter The Digital Landscape

Certain industries such as healthcare have faced challenges implementing social media due to privacy compliance issues. The HIPAA Security Rule, on the books since 2005, establishes standards of protection for personal electronic health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by any health organization. This includes messaging transmitted via social media – which means it’s […]

Succeeding With Social Media in Mental Health & Addiction Services: Six Dos & Six Don’ts

Earlier this month, we wrote on how Gremln’s new compliance tools can help companies in the financial services and healthcare industries adhere to social media guidelines set by regulatory agencies. This week, guest writer Cecile LaBore brings us a practical look at how healthcare providers can effectively use social media as part of their communications […]