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Austin, TX, United States, 2007/10/29 - SecureCare Technologies, Inc. a health care information technology company based in Austin, Texas launches Sfax, a secure, Internet-based fax management system designed specifically for health care providers (OTCBB: SCUC).
SecureCare Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SCUC), a health care information technology company based in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce the launch of Sfax™, a secure, Internet-based fax management system designed specifically for health care providers. With the launch of its new product, SecureCare aims to penetrate a virtually untapped market within the health care industry.
An internal study by the company found that approximately 14.9 billion fax pages are sent and received each year, almost exclusively using manual fax systems, by physicians, home health agencies, pharmacies, durable medical equipment providers and long-term care facilities. The costs of this manual faxing (including paper, telco costs, ink/toner and labor) total approximately 40 cents per page, equating to a market expenditure of about $6 billion per year.
Sfax can save its users up to 95 percent of the time and up to 80 percent of the costs of manual faxing. This opportunity for savings is significant for SecureCare’s end-users who are looking to streamline their operations and free-up critical resources to focus on improving the quality of patient care. A copy of the company’s internal study can be obtained in a downloadable version on SecureCare’s Website.
“Sfax is poised to change how the health care industry exchanges patient health information by dramatically improving work-flow efficiencies and reducing overhead costs,” said Dennis J. Nasto, chief executive officer of SecureCare Technologies. “Today’s health care fax market is dominated by the antiquated process of manual faxing. With the unveiling of Sfax, I believe we are well positioned to take advantage of this unique market opportunity.”
Sfax is a bi-directional electronic faxing system enabling health care providers to send, receive and manage faxes from any application on any computer with an Internet connection. Sfax is easy to use, is scalable to any size organization and users can be up and running in minutes. It can be easily integrated as an add-on module with existing health care applications or it can be sold as a standalone solution. The system operates on a HIPAA-ready platform, providing a complete log and audit trail for all documents, ensuring the secure transfer of sensitive patient health information, a feature virtually nonexistent with manual faxing.
Sfax is available for purchase through a network of health care software vendors and value-added resellers. It can also be purchased directly from SecureCare Technologies website.
About SecureCare Technologies, Inc.
SecureCare Technologies, Inc. (sfaxme.com) is a publicly-held health care information technology company with shares traded under the symbol SCUC. The company’s Internet-based Sfax™ is the only secure electronic fax management system that is 100 percent dedicated to the health care industry. The product is a HIPAA-ready, work-flow solution that saves end-users up to 95 percent of the time and up to 80 percent of the cost of manual faxing. It provides a complete log and audit trail for all fax documents and completely eliminates the manual paper processing of fax documents. Sfax is distributed to end-users through the company’s network of health care software vendors and value-added resellers. It is sold as an easily-integrated, add-on module to existing health care applications or as a stand-alone solution.
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