Each week, healthcare organizations exchange thousands upon thousands of pages of patient- and business-related data. Even with the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems and other critical health information technology (HIT) systems, the preferred method of transfer in the healthcare industry remains the fax machine. The 2012 National Physicians survey found that 63% of respondents stated fax was their primary form of communication. Peter Davidson, a fax industry analyst with Davidson Consulting, says that makes a lot of sense. “The fax machine is the most widely used system in the world. It’s the standard. Even with so many technological advances, it remains the fail-safe—when all else fails, you can always fax a document.”
The staying power of fax is strong—market research confirms that. And the need for fax, especially within the healthcare community, is not going away any time soon. It is a product that is familiar to most workers, transcends operating and EMR systems and offers more security than email. It is also a communication system that provides a necessary and consistent paper audit trail. With all those benefits, you may think your organization can’t get by without your fax machine. But OpenText’s RightFax® offers healthcare organizations an elegant IT solution that not only continues the well-known benefits of fax but also provides additional advantages that increase worker productivity, enhance the patient experience and improve your organization’s bottom line.
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