There are many reasons why the Fax is not a safe way to transmit medical records, but this is the worst reason:
“Tufts Medical Center in Boston faces a lawsuit after a patient said the hospital faxed her medical records to her workplace without her consent, causing her embarrassment, reports The Boston Globe yesterday.
I feel like I might have walked in (the office) naked,” said patient Kimberly White.
White requested Tufts to send a form for a disability claim, but instead the hospital allegedly sent four pages of medical records about her hysterectomy to a shared fax machine at her workplace.”
Read more: Tufts Medical Center sued for faxing patient records without consent – FierceHealthcare http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/tufts-medical-center-sued-faxing-patient-records-without-consent/2011-07-15#ixzz1SThlLXEL