Healthcare Depends on HIPAA-Compliant Fax Solutions

Healthcare Depends on HIPAA-Compliant Fax Solutions

The overall goal for doctors and healthcare providers is to keep patients healthy. In this pursuit, physician offices, medical labs, and hospitals often need to securely share sensitive data, such as lab results, financial records, or personal health information (PHI), with other providers. The most secure, HIPAA-compliant method for sharing sensitive patient data remains the fax.

Why Does Healthcare Rely on Faxing?

When a document is faxed, it is transmitted as an image. While images can be hacked, it rarely occurs, whereas other forms of electronic data transmission, such as email, are hacked much more frequently and with tenacity. It’s common today for unsuspecting users to fall prey to phishing attacks, especially since it’s estimated that 6.4 billion fake emails are sent worldwide each day. Can you guess the number of cyberattacks that start with a phishing email? 91% according to Cofense.

Faxing removes, or drastically reduces, the threat of predatory phishing practices. Simultaneously, it helps medical providers comply with critical HIPAA regulations established to protect patients and their data.

Easy to understand, faxing is a simple, user-friendly process for busy administrators and transmits data in a timely manner. Consider a patient waiting to hear lab results from a biopsy. The physician knows and understands the patient’s concern with the process and the outcome. Receiving this information quickly and securely allows the physician to provide excellent care by collecting timely lab results and communicating next steps to an anxious patient.

Find the Right Fit with Custom Technology Configurations

Technology solutions can be complex, relying on multiple layers of software to answer a healthcare facility\’s needs. Lane alleviates this burden from physician offices and hospitals by building deep, productive relationships with technology partners, such as Meditech, Cerner, Sunquest and more. Lane’s technology partners are industry experts in electronic medical record (EMR) solutions and the secure faxing provided by Lane is a vital piece of the functionality they deliver.

When considering a secure faxing solution for a customer, the Lane team assesses your medical facility’s needs, the project’s budget, your current technology stack, and your current infrastructure to determine the best course of action.

Able to write to any application needed by a medical provider, Lane has customized their secure fax solution to accommodate HL7 requirements, direct file APIs, faxing out of the billing feature in Xifin, and so much more. Faxing is no longer a simple plug-n-play machine. Instead, it can be configured in many ways to streamline your administrative processes while ensuring patient data is secure.

Lane Knows Secure Faxing

As a long-standing partner in the secure faxing business, Lane has continued to thrive during its 46 years in business. The Lane team takes pride in understanding complex customer needs and providing excellent customer care.

Are you looking to replace a legacy system with a new configuration? Or, are you wondering if a better solution might provide the results you need?

Give the Lane team a call for a quick discovery assessment. Our promise to provide you excellent customer service begins with the very first call.

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Altera Digital Health (formerly known as Allscripts) has a proven track record of developing cutting-edge technology for healthcare systems. Lane’s Passport product is leveraged as a solution for hospitals within Altera’s ecosystem to provide faxing of lab results. With this partnership, hospitals benefit from the latest in healthcare technology, delivered by a team with years of experience in providing innovative solutions.

Lane has been an authorized partner with Clinisys (previously Sunquest) for decades. Since 1979, Clinisys has been providing diagnostic informatic solutions to laboratories and healthcare organizations. They develop, design and support a comprehensive clinical information suite for over 1200 hospitals. Clinisys is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries of diagnostic care for pathology laboratories worldwide.