Is it time to pull the plug on fax machines in medicine?
And now, we look at one aspect of medical culture that might want to think about a "workshift."
You may be wondering why the medical world continues to cling to fax machines after other industries have moved on to e-mail, texting and even WhatsApp. As near as I can tell, healthcare clings stubbornly to fax machines because those other 'new fangled' modes of communication aren't as secure from privacy breaches as the Fort Knox-like fax machine.
But not really.
I think it's time to find a way to make electronic transmission of health information private enough ... and escort the fax machine out of the Hinterland -and your doctor's office - to settle into extinction.