Liberate your organization from antiquated technology and spend more time doing what you want – caring for your clients and communities.
Many industries retired the fax machine decades ago, and it’s easy to see why. Between incorrect numbers, busy signals, illegible printouts and mountains of paper, why is your organization still relying on the fax?
Eliminating your organization’s dependence on the paper is one way to help improve the quick and efficient exchange of information that supports the quality of care your clients and communities deserve. Join us in the mission to go completely fax-free by 2020.
Time is of the essence in healthcare. Electronic health records provide clinicians with immediate access they need to make critical care decisions.
The act of faxing consumes thousands of tons of paper each year, creating storage and environmental issues.
U.S. healthcare facilities generate nearly two billion pounds of paper and cardboard waste every year.
According to a 2017 Netsmart survey, 77 percent of Netsmart home care and hospice clients reported using secured email or direct messaging to communicate with other providers, yet 92 percent confirmed still using fax in some form.
77 percent: The number of executives in Netsmart home care and hospice client organizations who expect to communicate by interfacing with another provider’s EHR, reported in a 2017 Netsmart survey.
The 2017 Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare Index reports that 35 percent of prior authorization for medication is completely manual by phone, fax or email. 57 percent is partially electronic and 8 percent is fully electronic.
A provider cost for a manual prior authorization transaction for medication is $5.75, and for an electronic transaction it is $2.55. That is a cost savings of $3.20 per transaction per provider.
More healthcare organizations are saying goodbye to paper records and hello to connectivity and interoperability thanks to technology. With initiatives like Carequality, healthcare providers can share and exchange health information data seamlessly with health networks and other providers.
More than 50% of all healthcare providers are connected through the Carequality interoperability framework.
56 million+documents exchanged each month
75 siteslive on Carequality
“Our schedulers save an average of 19 hours per week by having referral documents attached to the patient record electronically.” — Lois Glanz, Director, Clinical Optimization, UnityPoint at Home
“We’ve been able to partner alongside hospitals and managed care organizations due to our transparency created by electronic data sharing and we’ve created a tremendous amount of efficiency since making the change.” — Mark Fritz, Bridgemoor Transitional Care
“By managing our documents electronically, we reduced our percentage of outstanding documents greater than 90 days by 50%” — Sandy Haig, Executive Director, IT & Revenue Cycle, Fidelity Health Care