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As all health information is sensitive by nature, all communication of health information, including via electronic means, must adequately protect the patient’s privacy.
GPs need to ensure that the ways by which they communicate health information are adequately safe and secure. GPs, patients, and other healthcare providers may not always appreciate the risks associated with using standard unencrypted emails in the healthcare environment.
To respond to the emerging use of email in general practice, the RACGP has developed the following resources to assist practices:
By adhering to the guiding principles and supporting resources, practices can make an informed decision whether to use email at their practice.
In developing these resources, the RACGP consulted with medical defence organisations and Medical Software Industry of Australia.
This resource is provided under licence by the RACGP. Full terms are available on the licence terms page.
In summary, you must not edit or adapt it or use it for any commercial purposes.
You must also acknowledge the RACGP as the owner.
Using email in general practice - privacy and security matrix (PDF 472 KB)
Guiding principles on using email in general practice (PDF 473 KB)
Secure communications in general practice product list (PDF 480 KB)