There's a story on Boston.com about a physician who was fired from a hospital for posting information about a trauma patient on Facebook. Although the physician did not use the patient's name, "she wrote enough that others in the community could identify the patient, according to a board filing."
Dr. Alexandra Thran, 48, was fired from Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island. It seems to me that we really need more information about this situation. Doctors are using social media for a variety of different things. In many situations we disguise the facts about a case, but perhaps this is not enough.