We have previously discussed how it may be OK according to HIPAA to send and receive FAXes with ePHI over standard analog phone lines. See: Is a FAX document HIPAA-Secure?
However, we have observed that customers more and more wish to integrate FAXing with their computers, taking advantage of the “paper-free” office that is arriving most places. Why should they have to print and manually fax things or receive FAXes on an old-fashioned FAX printer, when their computers have FAX capability? Can that capability be used in a HIPAA-compliant way?
The answer is “Yes, you can”. This article explains how and points out things to watch out for.