Like all healthcare practices, PT and other outpatient therapy clinics have long felt the burden of running a practice on paper.
Increasingly, practices turn to physical therapy-focused EMRs and practice management software to consolidate cabinets of records into streamlined, digital interfaces.
And now that PTs are eligible professionals under MIPS, it has never been more urgent to digitize one’s office and bring outcome reporting methods up to date.
The Role of Fax in PT EMRs
Despite the financial and operational incentives to digitize, fax remains essential in healthcare. It is legally valid, familiar, and already in place. Unfortunately, it is also expensive, unmanageable at high volumes, and responsible for overwhelming paper clutter.
As a partial solution, several PT software vendors have added rudimentary outbound fax features. To varying degrees, they include:
- ATPA CONNECT
Using built-in fax features is a wise first step toward a more paperless PT practice. However, office administrators often encounter shortfalls:
- How do we fax from other applications?
- Can we receive incoming faxes? How about routing them automatically?
- Are these services really secure enough to bet our practice on?
- Is it possible to extract the important info automatically?
These needs are legitimate. Meeting them leads to efficient operations and higher software ROI. But they require the more robust inbound and outbound faxing capabilities of a purpose-built solution.
PT EMR Faxing with RightFax
RightFax is the fax server market leader among EMR customers and non-healthcare enterprises alike. It works with, not instead of, your existing programs to provide:
- The right information to the right place, every time
- Peace of mind with granular, HIPAA-compliant security
- Full fax visibility through real-time monitoring and comprehensive audit logs
- Cost-effective implementation with on-prem, cloud, or hybrid telephony
- Straightforward management, whether in house or hosted by our dedicated team
As healthcare faxing specialists with decades of small- and large-scale EMR integrations under our belts, we believe that a smart, strategic RightFax platform ultimately means better care and profitability.
If you would like to use your practice management/EMR software more efficiently and eliminate the need to sort and shuffle faxes, then please contact us today to see whether a RightFax fax server makes sense.