with visual and branding materials, has been created to help facilitate your onlinepresence. (See the process in the CHP Social Media Policy to get started.)3. While we understand you may wish to share an experience you¶ve had at CHP,
unlessyou are authorized to speak on behalf of CHP or your organization, make it clear that you are speaking for yourself.
In those circumstances, we encourage you toinclude a disclaimer: ³These are my personal views and not the views of my employer.´Consider adding this language at the end of your statement if the statement applies toyour facility or your position. Please remember that privacy laws, such as HIPAA, stillapply in all posts, including personal posts. Your online conversations also remain apermanent part of the Internet. Do not assume that once you delete a post, it is nolonger available elsewhere.4.
Use a personal e-mail address as your primary means of identification when youare posting information to a social media website on your own behalf.
Just as youwould not use CHP stationery to submit a letter to the editor expressing your personalviews, do not use your CHP e-mail address to do the same online. You should use your CHP e-mail address only if you are authorized to speak on behalf of your CHPorganization.5.
What you say online will reflect on your fellow associates and the public¶s view of your workplace
. Remember that if you wouldn¶t want your colleagues or manager tosee your comments, it is unwise to post them on the Internet. Also, please remember that your postings ± both internal and external ± involving patients, other employees(including peers, subordinates and supervisors) and other professionals may have legaland other implications in the workplace. Comments or behavior that would beinappropriate in the workplace are also inappropriate in the context of social media.6.
Be respectful and professional to your fellow associates, business partners,competitors and patients
. Avoid using unprofessional online personas.7.
In accordance with CHP¶s Internet Usage Policy, personal use of social mediashould not interfere with your work commitments
8. Users should understand that each of their internal postings will leave an audittrail, including both the identity and the location of the poster.
What CHP expects from those engaged in social media on behalf of CHP:
As we engage in online conversations, adhere to the following code of conduct, both in CHP-sponsored sites and in comments posted on other sites:
Blog posts and comments will be accurate and factual
Mistakes will be acknowledged and corrected promptly
Spam and/or comments that are off topic or inappropriate content should be deleted
E-mails and comments will be replied to when appropriate
Online and original source materials will be referenced