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Deborah Kohn has no real or apparent commercial financial affiliations or other conflicts of interest related to this presentation and materials.
Note: Every time a healthcare organization sends an eMail containing PHI without the appropriate safeguards to another party, a record of the event might remain indefinitely on the recipient’s eMail server or in its archives!
When an individual closes an eMail and is ready to discard or save it, a prompt should appear with a YES or NO choice, asking if the user would like to make this eMail a part of any of the health care organization’s “official” business records, such as a patient medical record.
The previous function can be managed in the background using web technology so that, for example, each new patient added to the MPI triggers a domain name with all inbound and outbound mail captured for patientname.com .