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British Government Bans DHS From Purchasing, Using Fax Machines to Protect Patient Privacy

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The NHS will be banned from buying fax machines from next month – and has been told by the government to phase out the machines entirely by March 31, 2020.

In July, the Royal College of Surgeons revealed nearly 9,000 fax machines were in use across the NHS in England.

The Department of Health said a change to more modern communication methods was needed to improve patient safety and cyber security.

In place of fax machines, the Department of Health said secure email should be used.

Curated from BBC

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