Although many patients put convenience over security and use open email to communicate about their health care, they may meet reluctance from employees of Healthacre Institutions since sending patient ifdentifiers by email contravenes data protection laws and is considered a 'disciplinary offense'.

CC Patient, powered by Box.Net provides a simple method for transmitting letters and results for its customers called HealthMail.

Registered customers are provided with an address and web page where Widgets are stored. These essentially encrypt the message and attachment and direct mail attachments into the customer's ccpatient mailbox- where the attachment is also protected from prying eyes using encryption.

The service is thus secure and can be used to pass information between healthcare institutions such as the patients GP Surgery and specialist teams in hospitals and clinics.

The advantages are:

  1. Encryption on fly
  2. Encryption at rest
  3. Post to your healthcare team (participating institutions only) or individual patient member
  4. Option to Post attachments directly into the patients medical record bypassing the institution 'in tray' to avoid lost post.
  5. Email Notifications can be set up to notify the owner/users of the arrival of HealthMail.

Sophisticated Data Encryption

Box uses state-of-the-art technology and industry best practices for data encryption during transit to and from the Box cloud, as well as while stored within Box.

  • Encryption at transfer with 256-bit SSL and at rest with 256-bit AES
  • Content Delivery Networks for transfer optimisation and additional encryption cycle
  • Encryption keys are securely stored in separate locations and frequently rotated

For more information on methods and specifications


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The administration team of cc


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