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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

An Easy Way To Save Fax Confirmations

My COLA lab inspector suggested--actually demanded--that I keep a permanent record of all fax confirmations, which I have not been doing. It is actually a good idea, and with the system that I have, not so hard to do. I have started to do it for every fax message that I send, whether it be the referral letter, or semen analysis results, or requested records. Here is how I do it:

  1. Right click-->fax to recipient-->type in name and number comes up automatically
  2. Fax sent
  3. Confirmation is sent via email
  4. double click on message-->save as Text only file into patients e-folder
  5. done-->have coffee

That is it. I actually like it. No more of the shannanigans "We never got the fax."

Thanks,

The IU.