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Wasn't sure which category to put this under, so thought I would start here....

I've recently had to switch tdocs. I've met with two different tdocs in 3 weeks (different problem)....but my previous 2 tdocs and I (over the past 10 years) regularly e-mailed each other with no problems.

The new tdocs have flatly refused to e-mail me saying that the "system" is not "secure". Huh!!!?? It didn't sink in at first what they said.....now the proverbial lightbulb has lit. (forgive me, I'm blonde).

If e-mails are not safe....what does that say about our medical records? Wow!! Scares me.

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Myhealthyvet is supposed to be secure. I hope it is since I have my prescriptions listed on it. Of couse, the VA did divulge thousands of SSA numbers. I don't believe that anything in the VA system is really secure.

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purple,

I notice you always put tdoc's, by this do you mean therapy doc's, as in

Mental Health ??

In the world in which we live today -- nothing is secure be it medical

records, banking records, financial institutions etc...

Our information is for sale to criminals on a second by second basis.

Everytime we use a credit card or debit card whether in person or on line

we are at risk.

jmho,

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Wasn't sure which category to put this under, so thought I would start here....

I've recently had to switch tdocs. I've met with two different tdocs in 3 weeks (different problem)....but my previous 2 tdocs and I (over the past 10 years) regularly e-mailed each other with no problems.

The new tdocs have flatly refused to e-mail me saying that the "system" is not "secure". Huh!!!?? It didn't sink in at first what they said.....now the proverbial lightbulb has lit. (forgive me, I'm blonde).

If e-mails are not safe....what does that say about our medical records? Wow!! Scares me.

I am not computer literate others are but there is a difference between the email which is put out into cyber space and the medical records thats a different system.

Bottom line I believe anyone who is an ace in hacking could get anything they want. I can't live in fear of someone getting my records---while I don't want others to know certain things if it got out so be it.

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