When Your Email is Not Your Own
Self-employed physicians accustomed to determining their own destiny may be surprised to learn that their hospital emails don't belong to them. This is particularly important for locum tenens physicians who work at more than one institution. While it is important to keep patient information on hospital email to respect HIPAA, it is just as important to keep personal information on private email servers. It came as a shock to me when I learned that my hospital email didn't belong to me! It could be audited and terminated at any time. I wrote about this phenomenon here.