The AHS Connect Care initiative will support unified clinical communications, all securely integrated with the legal record of care. Until Connect Care is deployed, Alberta Health services (AHS) provides health care providers with the opportunity to transmit clinical information via secure email, including encrypted email to external addresses. This is enbled with an add-on to AHS Microsoft Exchange email services. Clinicians receiving encrypted emails sent to non-AHS email addresses may not recognize the source or type of communication; and might rightly suspect a phishing or hacking attempt. Emails from an AHS address that contain “You have received an email message secured by Private Post” in the body, and bear an “Encrypted_Message.htm” attachment, are okay to open and review.
Clinical Secure Messaging:
AHS Secure Email Guide:handbook.ahs-cis.ca/?=12164