Module 13: Confidentiality and Social Media

This two-part video series addresses the ethical issues surrounding confidentiality. Practical tips for navigating social media as a physician.

Needs Statement

The Ethics, Professionalism, and Policy Program (EP3) is the ethics education curriculum created by the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. The goal of the EP3 program is to educate the medical community about biomedical ethics. The EP3 topics are issues most medical providers encounter regularly but many feel unequipped to handle. The EP3 program’s goal is to provide easily digestible and actionable recommendations and resources about these complicated topics.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality.

  • Identify strategies to prevent accidental disclosures.

  • Utilize appropriate principles to guide decision making regarding social media usage.

  • Recognize the pitfalls of social media usage.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
04/01/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2024
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This two-part video series addresses the ethical issues surrounding confidentiality. Practical tips for navigating social media as a physician.

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member 
Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Savitri Fedson, M.D., Planning Committee Member and Lead Contributor
Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: onorarium recipient: American Board of Internal Medicine.

Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., M.P.H., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Claire Horner, J.D., M.A., Lead Contributor
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.5 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
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