December 8, 2023


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Present-day letters: On vaccines, physicians and fax machines

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As a household health practitioner with a big apply, I get and send out 20 to 40 faxes every single day and it is a rarity that an envisioned fax does not arrive or is not sent. An additional bonus is that I in no way have to fear about malware or ransomeware.

I do use an digital history system. The faxes are despatched and been given by this method and entered into the electronic report, commonly the exact day they are sent. If there is a delay, it is typically similar to other complications with digital history programs, in unique the unwieldy method used by The Ottawa Medical center.

The fax method will work remarkably very well.

Dr. Ray Dawes, Barry’s Bay

Drained of telephone tag

Although I concur with Kate Heartfield that fax machines are aged technologies, so is phone tag. In my knowledge, the “pharmacy sent it/medical doctor did not obtain it/customer regularly attempts to connect with both” loop is largely triggered by the physician’s office environment turning off the fax equipment in the course of an office’s shut hours. Be sure to just depart it on 24/7. An substitute is digital fax, which is inherently 24/7.

Richard Anderton, Nepean

Wellbeing treatment a communications nightmare

Kate Heartfield’s write-up was dead-on and I can relate all far too nicely. For much more than two years, I have been the only advocate for my 81-yr-previous mom and her constant and severe health and fitness problems. Like Heartfield, I discover that the lack of interaction and collaboration will cause quite a few complications, worry on my personal family, tears of stress, and many others.