Ciox believes mandate is necessary to achieve a fax-free future

Ciox, a healthcare technology company, sees a future without faxing and supports efforts by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to eliminate use throughout America´s healthcare ecosystem, the company said.

Despite the widespread adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems by many providers, a large percentage of patient health history is still on paper or locked within legacy systems. Additionally, with hundreds of EMR systems and a lack of consistently implemented interoperability standards, significant technical challenges exist when complete medical record data needs to be exchanged and consolidated.

The current volume of fax requests within the industry is overwhelming. Ciox alone receives more than 3.5 million fax requests per year and more than 300 million pages are faxed annually. This interoperability challenge is underscored by legitimate data security and privacy fears, as well as competing technology and financial priorities. While the concerns are real, so are the security and quality concerns with the vulnerability of the fax machine.

Ciox is a health technology company working to solve the clinical data illiquidity challenge by providing transparency across the healthcare ecosystem and helping clients manage disparate medical records. Ciox´s scale, expertise, expansive provider network and industry technology platform make it the most reliable clinical data company in the US. Through its standards-based technology platform, HealthSource, Ciox helps clients securely and consistently solve the last mile challenges in clinical interoperability. Learn more about Ciox´s technology and solutions by visiting www.ciox.com.