Live Brain Surgery Video Tweets From California OR

Calif. Health System Live Tweets Photos, Videos of Brain Surgery – iHealthBeat.

Do you think tweeting videos of brain surgery — directly from the OR — is taking social media too far? What are the risks of an eventual HIPAA violation?

UCLA Health System has begun using its Twitter account to quickly share the news of brain implants for treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, anorexia, and other illness to bring attention to the new treatment. “Vine” is Twitter’s new video clip app, bringing the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” to a new level.

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