In the last year I sent multiple faxes due to healthcare issues with a parent, I had to fax POA for Healthcare and Finance documents to multiple entities. Seems the only way, besides snail mail, to provide this information and have it actionable in a short time line.
All the people voting no on fax receipts are obviously not clinicians. Not a day goes by that I don’t receive some sort of fax from a drug store or utilization review organization.
Just this past week, I received patient info by fax because we were on different EHR systems and couldn’t figure out if sending by secure Direct email would work. (Not that I could find my own Direct address after spending an hour trying though I know the university got me one.)
Fax is also essential for sending non clinical paperwork (with human signatures) from place to place within the university rather than hand carrying it or relying on the mail service for prompt delivery (which is always a bad idea).
If we had scanners provided, it may be a different story but we won’t see those being paid for anytime soon.