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Fax to outside providers only STAT or Urgent exam requests. The Routine exams can be picked up by daily courier. This is just being implemented in Las Vegas to not only reduce use of paper and toner(paper confirmations) but employee time at the fax machine as well.
How many government agencies use old software and waste millions of dollars printing paper? Modern software allows one to fax or email patient information directly to outside companies. At present, though, the Las Vegas VA uses an antiquated software program that requires staff to print out exam requests, histories, labs, and demographics. All must then be faxed, which waste paper for confirmation of successful or ...more »