ASK THE FAX GUYS:
Is it legal to fax a prescription?
Yes! Actually, fax is the most secure form of electronic transmission available today. In order for a prescription to be sent between prescribers and pharmacists there must a secure system for electronic transmission from one to the other. A fax line makes that possible and ensures the security and confidentiality of the transmission. Faxing a prescription is a must to prevent unauthorized access, alteration or use.
Isn’t email good enough?
No. Without special security features and safeguards, email transmissions do not independently assure the required confidentiality of patient records and do not, therefore, meet the regulations for electronically transmitting a prescription.
How is RightFax beneficial in the transfer of prescriptions between prescribers and pharmacists?
The beauty of using RightFax is you get the compliance and security you need while easing the process of tracking and managing prescriptions. Having electronic records allows you to know the date and time of delivery and the destination. Eliminating paper (that can fall into the wrong hands) can be not only a cost saving measure, but another safeguard in securing the patients private information.
What else do you want to know about faxing in the medical industry? We’d love to tackle more of your questions–just ask! Call a Fax Guy today 952-224-3340