Medical practices are typically short on two important things – time and money. To allow them more space to operate successfully, technology providers have created a variety of tools for them to use.
These tools often bring about streamlined ways to conduct healthcare operations. In practice, it means using modern computers and databases instead of physical patient records. It can also
mean using modern VoIP solutions instead out outdated and expensive landlines.
These pieces of technology introduce process automation into the healthcare industry. They strive to digitally transform the industry to improve services and overall efficiency. But while these advancements take place, there’s always one thing lagging far behind everything.
Fax machines have lingered far longer than we’d ever thought possible. They’re cumbersome, they’re expensive, and they’re outdated. Yet many organizations in the healthcare industry don’t find another solution because nothing meets their needs.
But wait – there’s a new kid on the block, and their name is E-Fax. E-Fax provides the same exact services as regular fax machines, at a fraction of operating costs.
There’s also quite a few more benefits of E-Fax over traditional fax machines, specifically in the healthcare industry.
Cybercrime damage costs are slated to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. Data breaches caused by cyberattacks hurt medical practices greatly, and any data leaks are also similarly punished severely by compliance laws.
Using outdated technology isn’t the answer to avoiding these compliance violations. Fax machines are actually fairly easy to exploit. Faxes sent by machines are far more likely to be intercepted by a malicious third-party because the path of data transference isn’t direct.
On the other hand, E-Fax provides data encryption for both data in motion and data at rest. Faxes are safely sent from a device to an inbox with ample amounts of encryption. For your practice, that means having access to the faxes you need at any time without worry of data breaches.
Back in the 1980s, it was common for people to complain about clunky office equipment – especially fax machines. With copious amounts of buttons and commands, you needed nothing short of a PhD and a small miracle to operate them without an error.
To their credit, they’ve advanced considerably since then. But they still have the same core issue – fax machines are far more complex than they need to be. E-Fax allows you to simply attach a file to an email and send it to your recipient. No buttons, no error codes, no headaches – simply a few clicks and send.
The ease of use of E-Fax means employees of the healthcare industry can spend less time trying to figure out how the technology works and more time benefitting from it. In real terms, that means helping more people and allocating more time to doing work that matters.
Most medical practices don’t just send a fax or two a day. If you utilize faxes, you use them all the time, which quickly racks up thousands of dollars in unnecessary spending. Fax machines require you to buy paper and expensive ink, while also paying for maintenance costs on the device itself.
E-Fax does away with it all. E-Fax is hosted in the cloud, you’ll never have to worry about having to physically maintain anything. The updates are all automatically done for you, without having to lift a finger.
E-Fax for Healthcare with IPRO
E-Fax is the next step for the healthcare industry. Introducing process automation in fax technology can help organizations increase profits while freeing up time and money. In return, they can help more people than ever before.
Understandably, the transition to E-Fax can be difficult for some. At IPRO, we can help seamlessly implement E-Fax into your organization. We’re also ready to help answer any questions you may have about it.
Reach out to us to learn more about E-Fax and how it can help your medical practice.