Policies

Healthcare Social Media Policies List

Here is a list of Social Media polices developed by hospitals and other health care related groups.  Please send links to publicly posted policies to [email protected] or add them in the comments below.

Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care
Social Media Policy and Employee Guidance (DRAFT, but one of the best and most comprehensive)

Boston Children’s Hospital
For Patients and Families 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Social Media Tools Guidelines & Best Practices

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Social Media Use

The Cleveland Clinic
Social Media Policy

Duke University Health System
Facebook Guidelines

Inland Northwest Health Services 
INHS Employee Social Media Policy

Inova Health System
Employee  Policy

Iowa Hospital Association
Blog Comments Policy

Kaiser Permanente
Employee Social Media Policy

LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
Blog Comments Policy

Lehigh Valley Health Network
Social Media Guidelines

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Blog Policies and Guidelines for the Public

Medical University of South Carolina
Employee Guidelines

Mayo Clinic
Participation Guidelines for the Public

Comments Policy
Guidelines for Employees & Code of Ethics

Ohio State University Medical Center
Social Media philosophy, policy and guidelines

Sutter Health 
Employee Social Networking Policy (includes video)
Comments Guidelines

University of Maryland Medical Center
Social Media Comments Policy

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Social Media Toolkit – Policies, Education, Videos, etc. An excellent resource

 

Other Resources

Social Media: Embracing the Opportunities, Averting the Risks
A research study presented by Russell Herder and Ethos Business Law – the main focus is Health Care

Social Media Governance
Database of 104 Social Media Policies across all major industries – recommended