Faxing is the safest, fastest most reliable way for providers, patients, insurance companies and all organizations in the healthcare industry to transmit patient data, all while maintaining compliance with HIPAA. But the healthcare industry is changing, fast, and new technologies are needed to keep up with the changing demands of the industry.
While some healthcare providers have already said goodbye to paper-based faxing, instead opting to use fax servers like OpenTextTM RightFax™, others have gone a step further and adopted Direct messaging.
What is Direct Messaging?
Direct messaging is a specific type of secure email used in U.S. healthcare. It is designed as a means to exchange patient health information between care providers across different electronic health record (EHR) applications and networks. It is secure, encrypted and, when used properly, 100% HIPAA-compliant. All Direct messages sent through OpenTextTM RightFaxTM Healthcare Direct, which leverages the power and trusted reliability of RightFax servers from OpenText™, are authenticated and encrypted to ensure sensitive data is sent and received by authorized parties only.
RightFax Healthcare Direct allows users to send and receive content via Direct messages. It’s fast, secure and easy for all parties to use.
What Users Can Do
Using RightFax Healthcare Direct, care teams and anyone else using the program can:
- Transform outbound faxes and documents and into structured Direct messages that provide seamless record inclusion into a patient’s chart.
- Create and send messages automatically to addresses associated with the sender’s fax number based on what is stored in a national network directory.
- Integrate seamlessly with the HER systems to deliver any type of document contained within.
- Exchange Direct messages with a variety of multi-function printers using pre-built connectors that provide fax-to-Direct conversions.
The Benefits of RightFax Healthcare Direct
RightFax Healthcare Direct is ready to improve the many areas of any healthcare organization, including:
- Patient record access: give your providers access to patient documents via Direct messages at the point of care.
- Day-to-day efficiency: create efficient workflows by eliminating paper-based faxing and hard-copy document management.
- Patient care: improve patient care by giving providers the tools they need to coordinate with one another. Increased access to patient information provides more continuity and better care for patients.
- Reduce costs: leverage the power of fax servers and leverage this all-in-one platform to eliminate other IT hardware and software costs.