Interesting online article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/478313?rss For some time, I've made it a point to ask all of my patients if they use the Internet, if they have e-mail, etc. My e-mail address is on my business cards, and I include the patient's e-mail address in their chart if they want me to use it as a method of contact. In these cases, they sign a simple "e-mail agreement" that basically says they understand that it's not to be used for urgent communcation or diagnosis, and that it's not secure. If patients are Internet- savvy, I'll sometimes refer them to specific web sites with information about a condition or health topic that we're addressing. I keep mailing lists of my online diabetic patients, for example, and will periodically send out broadcast messages to the list when I run across something that I think will interest them. Several people routinely send me their blood pressure and blood sugar readings, which are printed and filed in their chart, as are any other clinically- relevent communications. All of this takes very little of my time, and the patients seem to really like it. Just curious if anyone else is doing anything similar.