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E-mail use at nursing facility

How do you identify a patient if you are using an e-mail to communicate? This is a long term nursing facility (Veteran’s Care Center).

Would it be reasonable to use the resident’s medical number that they are assigned?

Derven Hunter
HIM Supervisor
Lawton/Ft Sill Veterans Center