Secure Clinical Messaging is a secure, encrypted email service that enables users to send and receive messages and attachments containing protected health information. Secure Clinical Messaging does not require the use of any special software and is free for providers. An internet browser is all that is needed to access Secure Clinical Messaging.
What are the benefits of Secure Clinical Messaging?
- Secure Clinical Messaging offers a more secure and efficient method for two-way communication and transmission of protected health information (PHI) than fax, phone, snail mail, or courier. The ability to electronically transmit patient records facilitates coordinated patient care; enhances communication between providers and facilities; and can reduce duplicate procedures, tests, and medications.
- Secure Clinical Messaging also supports meaningful use by enabling the electronic exchange of clinical information like Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) and referrals.