Several months ago, I wrote about the futility of banning social media in a hospital. I argued that it was counterproductive and a waste of resources. This point of view has been supported in other forums.
Now, I learn that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics organization is banning Facebook and other such applications as "inappropriate for the health care workplace."
I shared this article with e-Patient Dave, who replied, "The instant killer question on this issue, from the people I talk to, is 'So, what do they do about people doing it on their phones?'"