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e-mail and PHI

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    I have read in several places and it seems to be common knowledge that including any private health info in unencrypted e-mail is a violation of HIPAA. But I cannot find any statement to that effect in any goverment document. I have checked the FTC and CMS Web sites. CMS has one answer to an FAQ that says a provider can e-mail PHI when it is related to treating a patient.

    Can anyone point me to a definitive document or source? Thanks.

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    http://www.zixcorp.com/pdf/phi%20white%20paper.pdf

    I just googled it and found the above link, try that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCPC9491 View Post
    http://www.zixcorp.com/pdf/phi%20white%20paper.pdf

    I just googled it and found the above link, try that
    Thanks! The document you linked to had a link to the actual HIPAA rule that I was looking for:

    http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/admnsimp/FINAL/FR03-8334.pdf

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