Of course we all Tweet about what we do at work, about when an agitated customer/client (or agitating customer/client) makes it one of those days where you wish you were independently wealthy… But when you are in healthcare, the problem with Tweeting or updating your Facebook status with details from your workday is this: you could be violating patient confidentiality, making the hospital look bad, or badmouthing your boss without realizing that he/she can read what you write.
And if you ask a social media lawyer, they may say: it could get you fired.
As an Employee: Employees in hospitals and other healthcare related fields need to remember that there are very rigid laws about patient privacy. If you are in a small town and Tweet the following: “Today’s 1:00 appointment was cranky because that’s what STDs do” – you could be giving away very private information about a patient, and you could be inadvertently giving away that patient’s identity. So, keep those comments off the internet. If you should not be talking about it, you should not be Tweeting or Facebooking about it.