| Email Security and Emailing PHI |
Can I use Mednet email to exchange PHI with other Mednet email users?
Yes. You may use your Mednet email to exchange PHI with other Mednet email users. Emails between Mednet email accounts (YourName@mednet.ucla.edu) stay within the Mednet security perimeter and never travel unencrypted across the Internet. Additionally, they stay within the HIPAA covered entity where we have HIPAA-mandated safeguards for the protection of PHI. You may not use your Mednet email to send PHI to any non-Mednet email accounts such as Bruin Online (YourName@ucla.edu), Gmail, Yahoo, or others unless the email is appropriately secured.