Question: Sending and receiving faxes, in any way that is integrated with a health information system, has been a challenge to Alberta Health Services. What will Connect Care do about fax communications?
Answer: However much we wish for fax technology to be allowed a quiet demise, this communication habit remains relatively common among the settings that Connect Care interacts with. Outgoing faxing is automated and relatively simple. It is integrated within Connect Care. Incoming faxes will continue to be handled by clinical groups in the way they have managed in the past. The technology will be replaced as quickly as possible. For more information, see the Physician Manual entry.