To Our Patients: By choosing to use e-mail to communicate with us, you understand and agree to the following: The use of e-mail poses risks to the confidentiality of your health information. The Internet is an open network and provides no inherent protection for confidential information. You accept these risks and waive the requirements under the HITECH Act for us to communicate with you. Further, e-mail sent to our office may not be routinely monitored. Please contact our practice by telephone 617-786-7600 or in person about critical or time-sensitive issues. In the event of a medical emergency, please contact 911.