Patient security is vital to all medical practices. We are mandated to have electronic medical records and we make a determined effort to keep all our systems secure. HIPAA rules are familiar to most all of our patients. They are designed to protect your security and confidentiality. Generally, we do not transmit medical records electronically unless we are sending to a patient’s health care provider or we have written authorization to do so. Recently we have acquired the technology to send HIPAA compliant secure messages to our patients.