The outdated machine hampering the fight against Covid-19

Major backlogs in processing patient data during the pandemic are forcing the healthcare sector to reassess its relationship with fax machines.

BBC Global News

Looks like faxes are still very popular in healthcare:

The machines had kicked into overdrive as the pandemic tightened its grip on the city, spitting out printout after printout of [Covid-19 faxed medical test results]. 

"We were probably getting thousands of cases a day that we were responding to. It was madness," ... More than a dozen staff combed through the stacks of printed facsimiles that at times piled up to 18cm (7 inches) thick, tasked with weeding out duplicates and tracking down any missing information.

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