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Daniel F. Shay

Attorney, Alice G. Gosfield & Associates, PC

Daniel F. Shay is an attorney with Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C. His practice is restricted to health law and health care regulation focusing primarily on physician representation, fraud and abuse compliance, Medicare Part B reimbursement, and HIPAA compliance in the physician context. He also has a keen interest in intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark, data control, and confidentiality. He has also focused his attention on provider control of commerce in data, electronic health records license agreements, physician advertising, enrollment in Medicare, quality reporting and quality measurement, physician use of non-physician practitioners, and physician use of social media. Mr. Shay received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in 2000 from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003.

Mr. Shay is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and is the Vice Chair of Research and Website for the American Health Lawyers Association's Physicians and Physician Organization Practice Group.

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Legal Issues and Concerns with Physician Use of Social Media

Social media presents a double-edged sword for physician practices. As with many businesses, social media can be an effective platform for self-promotion and for creating relationships with customers. However, when addressing use of social media and social media policies, physician practices face specific problems that many other businesses do not, including HIPAA compliance concerns, avoiding improperly establishing a physician/patient relationship through online interactions, managing their business’ reputation, and developing effective and appropriate social media use policies for their own employees.

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