Why does medicine still run on fax machines?
There are many modern practices and clinics that still use one very outdated piece of technology: the fax machine. Most industries abandoned the fax machine in the 1990s. However, in the medical sector, the fax is as dominant as ever. Although patient data is now mostly digital, electronic systems can’t connect with other clinics’ records; therefore, faxes are still used to share medical records and test results. This can be frustrating for doctors, nurses, researchers, and entire hospitals, but a solution is evasive.
Do you think better designed electronic records that allow data to transfer more freely between clinics would eliminate the need for faxes?
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