While faxing might seem like the most obsolete, mundane task, it’s probably not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s still one of the few forms of ‘modern’ communication that counts as HIPAA Compliant. And since clinicians need to fill out an average of 20,000 forms every year, chances are your hospital fax is pretty busy. Where does this leave you - other than waiting by the fax machine?
Ever needed to review a patient’s lab results while out the office? Or waited too long for a prior authorization? With the free Doximity app, you can receive and send faxes from your iPhone or Android. Doximity gives every physician, NP, PA and pharmacist a free, HIPAA-secure efax number. You can electronically fax colleagues and sign documents through the mobile app and website.
How does Doximity's free efaxing work?
- Fax to and from your iPhone/Android device or computer
- Send efaxes for free, for life
- Attach images and documents for secure delivery
- Date, sign, and annotate documents on-the-go!
Here’s how clinicians are using the free Doximity fax number in their own practice:
“I like being able to receive secure faxes quickly and directly. This was especially handy for my co-worker, because she received a cardiologist's clinic note, which wasn’t shown in a patient's record, when the patient arrived the morning of surgery. Normally we would have to delay or cancel the case.”
“I’ve used my Doximity fax to quickly obtain patient records that led to changing of the patients antibiotics - this process would have taken at least a few days longer using the hospital fax system.”
“It was around 2:15 AM and the Emergency Room asked if I could look at an EKG right away. As the overnight on-call cardiology fellow, one of our responsibilities is to determine whether the cardiac catheterization laboratory needs to be activated for a particular type of myocardial infection, called a STEMI. Our institution had recently been scolded by our administration for "texting" each other photos of EKGs from our smartphone due to the potential for error and HIPAA. Because of this, the ED physician asked me how he could get the EKG to me. Since the ED fax machine is notorious for taking over 10 minutes to transmit a fax, we used Doximity to securely transmit a fax within minutes. No violations, no delay! That patient did need to go to the cath lab urgently. And, the next week, I was able to share the EKG with my colleagues because it was saved on my phone in my Doximity app.”
Claim Your Free Fax Number
Verified Doximity members (physicians, medical students, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants} are eligible for a free Doximity digital fax line. This is a unique fax number used for both outbound and inbound faxes directly from your Doximity mailbox. Use it to send faxes to any other US fax line.
How to get your free Doximity efax number
- Sign in to your Doximity account on the website or the app.
- Click the Fax + Mail tab on either the web or in the app.
- Add a profile photo, your clinical interests, and your current professional title
- Once you complete the above fields, you'll see your digital fax number.