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E-mails and Privacy Concerns

  • Bertalan Meskó
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Abstract

E-mail or electronic mail is a method of sending and receiving digital messages online. This is one of the most common forms of online communication and while patients usually send simple questions via e-mail to their doctors, it might contain sensitive information which could lead to legal consequences if medical professionals do not know about such potential issues and the ways to avoid these.

Keywords

Social Medium Medical Professional Medical Advice Online Communication Privacy Concern 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertalan Meskó
    • 1
  1. 1.Webicina LLCBudapestHungary

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