Billions of dollars later, the U.S. healthcare system is still running on fax. Most other industries have long moved on, but physicians’ offices and hospitals are still rife with printouts, blank pages, and illegible handwriting. That’s if the fax goes to the right number in the first place.
Everyone hates it, but the fax machine is still used for more than 75% of all medical communication.
Why does this continue? What’s the culprit? Data may be accurate, complete, and digital in one physician’s office; the problem is when that physician needs to collaborate. Data has to be shareable, and getting data to flow across divergent platforms is what ScriptSender is all about.
The standard solution has been to build technology bridges, like HL7 or a VPN, between platforms. But that requires ongoing IT overhead—in other words, time and money. Another alternative has emerged: fax replacement. Essentially effecting a pdf printout or image file of an order or referral, this kind of technology doesn’t address the real problem—making the data itself move. Staff still has to read the data and enter it manually into the target system.
ScriptSender has a simpler, faster answer.
ScriptSender enables referrers to transmit any document, from any system, directly to an imaging center in seconds—without any special interface. Referrers activate ScriptSender with a simple point-and-click in a web browser—and then can use the print command from any application to send any document securely. That includes notes, lab reports, a whole patient folder, anything.