REGISTER NOW: CTeL Fall Summit (November 17-18) in Washington, DC


On November 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C., attendees of the CTeL Summit will be diving deep into the topic of social networks and telehealth.

Medical practitioners increasingly use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms to engage with patients or share knowledge with the public. These new communication tools present advantages and opportunities, but they also pose risks and thorny questions for the medical practitioner.

If you tweet back to a patient or respond to a Facebook news feed, is that treating a patient? Is using social media a good way to connect with patients, or does it present risks to the practitioner that trump the convenience?

On Facebook, users upload photographs of their medical conditions to crowd-source diagnoses or join disease/condition-specific support groups. If a practitioner participates, does this constitute treatment?

What are the patient’s privacy expectations, and how does HIPAA factor in, when using social media?

Join in this discussion with regulators and attorneys closely watching this developing phenomenon. Providers engaging with patients via social media will also share their experiences.

Register today at, check out our attendee-focused agenda at\agenda, and prepare yourself for an impactful two days of the best telehealth information available.


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