The ExtraFax Cloud online fax service provides technical, physical, and procedural security measures to ensure confidentiality and integrity of faxes sent in the healthcare industry. Our HIPAA fax solution helps EMR providers and health care organizations send faxes, while complying with HIPAA regulations for information flow and exchange.
What is HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) makes it mandatory for health care providers and organizations to improve the efficiency of electronic transactions, while ensuring the security and confidentiality of information.
HIPAA has changed the way healthcare organizations send, receive, and store confidential information. Organizations must implement security and privacy measures that protect the confidentiality and integrity of "individually identifiable health information" being transmitted electronically. Thus, HIPAA regulations affect the security measures required when faxing medical data between healthcare providers, patients, and other entities. This is a key factor in choosing a HIPAA fax solution in the health care industry.
ExtraFax Cloud supports specific compliance needs with features such as:
- Securely transmit medical information
- Automatic fax deletion upon delivery
- Full audit trail
- TLS encryption
- User authentication
- Zero maintenance