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Network Faxing and HIPAA: Security and Privacy in the Health Care Industry
by Castelle

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Published on: January 01, 2007
Type of content: WHITE PAPER
Format: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
Length: 5 pages
Price: FREE

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prescribes new health care industry rules and recommendations for the handling and transmission of patient health information.

The decision to move to computer-based, network faxing is a logical one. HIPAA's privacy and security rules regarding patient health data integrity, confidentiality, and accessibility include recommendations for access to and use of fax machines. Standalone fax machines become arguably the weakest link in the communications chain, especially considering the thousands of documents most health care organizations typically fax in a month.

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