Encrypted Email Feature

Dear Colleague,

In an effort to continue to provide the best service and care available to your patients, we have designated a new feature within our practice.

Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida® and the National Ophthalmic Research Institute (NORI) now accept patient medical records and images via the internet. We are abiding by HIPPA guidelines which state that patient information can only be transmitted via the internet by means of encrypted and secure email and websites.

We have designated the email address: eyemail@eye.md as the official address for secure patient medical records for both Retina Consultants and NORI.

In order to use this address, your email must first be encrypted. There are many internet based services available for this type of communication. We use and recommend ZixMail. Information can be obtained about ZixMail by visiting www.Zixcorp.com. An annual fee of $125 will apply.

Please note, a subscription to ZixMail is not required, however HIPPA guidelines mandate email be encrypted before it sent to us regardless of which service is used.

We also ask that when information is sent to eyemail@eye.md, someone from your office place a follow-up phone call to us to ensure we received the email.

We hope you find this new service helpful in the care of your patients. We look forward to any feedback regarding this new feature. If you have any questions, please contact our Practice Administrator, Jay Holmes, at 239-939-4323.

Best regards,
Joseph Walker, MD
Glenn Wing, MD
Paul Raskauskas, MD
Tom Ghuman, MD
Ashish Sharma, MD, FACS
Donald Fletcher, MD
Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida, P.A.

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