A recent article titled “Health records faxed to business by mistake” by Canadian Healthcare Technology points out the practical importance of safe and secure transfer of medical records:

“Despite repeated alerts to Alberta Health Services, a Calgary business continues to receive private health information via fax. Scott Chisolm says his office fax machine has been receiving the sensitive records since 2008.”

You can read the full article here.

These types of mistakes not only violate patient privacy rights but can have tragic consequences if, for example, an important lab test is lost in transport between the lab and doctor’s office.

At Excelleris, we aim to promote the safe and secure transfer of medical records.┬áIf you’re a medical provider, learn about how our Launchpad product can support you in providing the best care for your patients, through secure electronic delivery of diagnostic data.