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HIPAA Faxing: How To Send and Receive FAXes in a Secure and Compliant Way

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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.

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