All student “users” of computer and communication resources must abide by BHSN & Bridgeport Hospital’s (and other clinical institutions of clinical experience) policy related to electronic communication including social media. Student “users” have the responsibility to use computer resources in an ethical and lawful manner. Communication resources may include (but are not limited to), school and hospital computers, cell phones, smart phones, personal assistant (PDA), and electronic tablet devices.
Students are prohibited from down loading any personal or patient related documents onto computers in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) or hospital computers.
Users should use care in sending e-mail and other electronic documents as they would for any other written communication. Users are responsible for safeguarding all transactions made under their I.D. and password and should adhere to institutional password standards. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program and/or legal action.
Students are prohibited from video-recording laboratory and/or classroom demonstrations by faculty. Audio recording is permitted.
Posting classroom, clinical, or laboratory audio and/or visual material content online or participating in online communities is a form of public conversation on the internet and has become a prevalent method of self-expression. Social media may include but is not limited to personal Web logs (blogs), personal websites, online forums or discussion boards, social networking sites, wikis, list servs, chat rooms, and other online communities as well as images, photos, graphics, and videos.
BHSN respects the right of students to use online communications as a form of self-expression during their personal time. If a student chooses to be identified as related to BHSN, Bridgeport Hospital or the Yale New Haven Health System on an internet medium, the student must adhere to Bridgeport Hospital’s policy on Electronic Communication and Social Media Addendum (Intranet/YNHHS- policies/YNHHS-Policies & Procedures/YNHHS-ITS Policies (YNHHS)/HIPAA Policies and Procedures/ITS HIPAA/Privacy and Procedures/Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources, IS-S-01).
Students can access Facebook but not on the clinical units. No student or group of individuals may set up a Facebook or social media site, internet page, account, or any other electronic presence using the BHSN or Bridgeport Hospital name and/or logo. If at any time it is deemed that the student’s social media communication does not adhere to policy and is not consistent with BHSN and Bridgeport Hospital Code of Conduct, the school may request a cessation and deletion of such commentary and the student may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from BHSN.