New Doctor-Patient E-Mail Guidelines

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 4, 2002

Patient’s increasingly indicate that they want to communicate with their physicians via e-mail. However, there are major impediments to this process, including medical liability issues, patient privacy concerns, and billing considerations. However, according to this press release from the eRisk Working Group for Healthcare, new unified guidelines for physician-patient e-mail are now available that have the approval of the AMA, numerous medical societies and over 70% of the malpractice insurance carriers.

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