Verizon to Introduce Secure E-Mails for Medical Records

Alex Nussbaum reports:

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), the second-biggest U.S. telephone company, will introduce the first national service enabling doctors to securely exchange medical records no matter what computer system they use.

The service will begin tomorrow following testing among about a dozen U.S. hospital systems and other clients. Under the program, medical providers who pay a monthly fee will be able to share data, texts and e-mails while still meeting U.S. privacy standards. About $5 billion of Verizon’s $111 billion in revenue in 2011 came from health-related customers, said Peter Tippett, the New York-based company’s chief medical officer.

Read more on Bloomberg.  I’m going to look into this more for my own practice.

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