Protect Data with Secure Faxing in Medical Labs

Protect Data with Secure Faxing in Medical Labs

Healthcare facilities, such as medical laboratories, have used faxing to communicate for decades and today it remains the same–medical labs rely on secure faxing. Whether sending patient medical test results or medical records, faxing continues to provide the speed, protection and security labs and physicians need when exchanging sensitive medical information.

Faxing in Medical Labs is Preferred

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) set national standards to protect sensitive patient data from being distributed without a patient’s knowledge or consent. As a federal law, the HIPAA Privacy Rule standards are strict and require all medical labs, hospitals, physicians, and other medical entities to adhere to the regulations. Faxing helps medical organizations to comply with HIPAA because the technology is designed to securely communicate patient information:

  • When faxing Protected Health Information (PHI), data is sent as an image making it difficult for hackers to access
  • Faxing via the phone lines or the cloud is more secure than email since hackers can easily gain access to email
  • Fax systems show when communications were sent, received, and accessed by individuals, providing clear tracking information

Hospitals, labs, nursing homes, and physician offices use different technology platforms but faxing does not depend on these platforms. This is one reason it is estimated that 70% or more of healthcare providers continue to use faxing when communicating medical information. Communication via fax is quick, easy and can be sent to any medical lab, no matter its technology platform.

Healthcare Facilities Rely on Secure Faxing

When transmitting patient data, healthcare facilities use a variety of faxing technology to fit their budget, current infrastructure and communication needs. The cost and design of the system depends on the size of the facility or lab, and the number of faxes they need to send each day or month.

Whether a large hospital or a small physician site, an experienced faxing partner can design a solution to meet the laboratory’s needs. A knowledgeable partner can customize the fax platform to integrate with your already established technology suite. A custom integration allows established business work flows to continue unhindered, saving you time and money. As the partner seamlessly implements the solution designed just for your healthcare facility, your staff will thank you for the much improved user experience.

Contact Lane for a Custom, Secure Faxing Solution

Contact the professionals at Lane to explore the right faxing solution for your medical lab. ISO 27001 certified and backed by industry experts, the Lane team understands the needs of medical facilities and designs systems to meet your budget. Whether you need a system that is cloud or on-premise, Lane is ready to help.

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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.