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Tip: Smartphones in the office



November 03, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Patient Privacy Practice Management Patient Care 

To protect patient privacy, develop a written policy on camera and smartphone use in the office. 

Although there is no law prohibiting a patient from taking photos or using mobile technology in a physician office, many practices implement office policies so that it is clear to staff and to patients what is allowed in the office and under what circumstances. For more information, see “Ask the Expert: Smartphones in the Office” available free to members in CMA's online resource library.

 

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To protect patient privacy, develop a written policy on camera and smartphone use in the office. 
 
Although there is no law prohibiting a patient from taking photos or using mobile technology in a physician office, many practices implement office policies so that it is clear to staff and to patients what is allowed in the office and under what circumstances. For more information, see “Ask the Expert: Smartphones in the Office” available free to members.

 

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