Docs turn to courts to defend online reputations

Physicians are increasingly willing to fight back against negative online reviews, filing lawsuits against patients and their family members who post them, according to The Boston Globe. Physicians, in the past, often stewed privately about online critiques they deemed wrong or unfair, citing concerns about violating HIPAA and state privacy laws. But they are now more likely to fight the negative online reviews--posted on rating sites, blog posts and elsewhere--to preserve their reputations, citing defamation. >> Read the full article from FierceHealthIT

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