Mayo Clinic suggests 12-word social media policy

In an interesting contribution to thoughts about the life of healthcare companies online, the introduction of an article by Farris Timimi of the Mayo Clinic says: “The biggest risk in health care social media is not participating in the conversation. Simply putting ‘find me on Facebook’ or ‘follow me on Twitter’ badges on your website does not equate with health care social media. Having noted this, among the most common concerns that seem to limit participation are those regarding professionalism. So let’s make this as easy as possible, with 12 words to light your way:

  • Don’t Lie, Don’t Pry
  • Don’t Cheat, Can’t Delete
  • Don’t Steal, Don’t Reveal”

The article, A 12-Word Social Media Policy, goes on to elaborate on those. Heads-up thanks to E-Patient Dave deBronkart, via a Facebook post.