Aprima Medical Software has announced the general availability of a new, integrated cloud-based faxing solution from Kno2™, the company that optimizes patient document exchange for healthcare providers.
“The integration of Kno2’s cloud fax solution provides customers with much more than just faxing,” said Michael Nissenbaum, CEO and president of Aprima. “It also provides access to the first-ever comprehensive digital document exchange directory that automatically optimizes the transmission to the most interoperable form of exchange. This minimizes manual processes and increases efficiencies. We remain committed to continually adding new functionality that enhances workflows and creates efficiencies for Aprima clients.”
The Kno2 cloud fax solution allows providers to take advantage of digital documentation transmission without having to revert to more manual, paper-based workflows when collaborating with less technologically-advanced providers. Because there’s no universal directory of providers using digital exchange, providers at more digitally mature organizations cannot send documents to network partners until first verifying their partners’ digital exchange capabilities. Unless both the sending and receiving facilities support digital transmissions, providers must revert to paper faxing.
With the integration, Aprima EHR customers won’t need to verify whether another provider is able to exchange documents electronically. Instead, Kno2’s proprietary technology will automatically forward documents in the proper format. In addition, providers that rely on paper faxing will have the opportunity to sign up for a Kno2 account, starting at no charge, to encourage more network providers to transition to digital document transmission.
“Kno2 and Aprima have a shared mission to simplify the transformation of data sharing, and we believe this is the last fax solution healthcare organizations will ever need,” said Kno2 President Theresa Bell. “Over time, providers using the Kno2 cloud-based fax solution will send fewer and fewer paper faxes as more of their network switches to Direct Messaging and other forms of interoperable document exchange.”
Additional benefits of the Kno2 solution include portability of existing fax line(s), no long distance fees, no charges for toll-free numbers, and no additional hardware. Incoming faxes can be routed and filtered to appropriate individuals or teams; bulk faxes can be separated by patient and documents, and individual items can be filed electronically to each patients’ chart.