NHS Ban the Fax Machine

It was reported recently that Fax machines have been banned across the NHS, in a bid to remove “archaic” technology and bring the health institution into the 21st century.

Earlier last year, the Labour party reported that there were an estimated 10,000 Fax machines in operation across the NHS. This promoted Richard Kerr, of the Royal College of Surgeons, to speak out against the NHS and his disappointment in their ability to move away from these machines.

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, has banned the purchase of Fax hardware with plans to find a new primary form of secure communication by 2020. The question is, what will the NHS use to replace Fax machines?

The answer is simple, Electronic Fax.

Electronic Fax would allow the NHS to eradicate Fax machines and the costs associated whilst maintaining all of the functionality of Fax, including top level security, in a digital environment.

Faxes are sent, received and managed through an email client with software integration options such as CRM and ECM to transform your communications, to maximise productivity and efficiency.

ProcessFlows have been implementing Fax solutions for over 30 years, from On-Premise Fax servers to Cloud Fax we can help you find the solution that is right for you. ProcessFlows is committed to helping the Healthcare sector remove Fax hardware and we are now offering free consultancy to any NHS trust that would like to work towards a Fax machine free environment. To find out more please contact sales@processflows.co.uk

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