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Convenient and bereft of HIPAA concerns, the fax machine remains a fixture at many health care organizations. However, a spirited CMS initiative aims to send the technology packing in short order.

When Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced the agency’s desire to see digital health information replace fax machines by 2020, she wasn’t exactly wading into controversial waters. When it comes to faxing, you’ll find few that are vehemently opposed to its elimination.