In Washington, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For us, that’s where the story begins. The Impact focuses on the human consequences of when government bodies, non-profits, and academic institutions decide to start doing something differently.
Why are fax machines still such a staple of American health care?
We talk to a pair of policy makers who hatched a plan to replace paper files and fax machines with electronic medical records. We explain why that plan backfired. And we go into clinics to understand why the fax's continued use isn't just annoying, but also sometimes harmful for patients' health.
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