Alachua County joins Hillsborough in benefiting from Centralis Health’s secure cloud fax service
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A leading provider of health care technology and communications services, Centralis Health, recently expanded its footprint in Florida, with Alachua and Hillsborough counties now among its clients. These two counties selected Centralis Health for its secure, easy-to-implement fax solution known as hFax, which is cloud-hosted and complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
“We are thrilled to be onboarding an expanded roster of Florida counties and offering a secure process to manage countywide fax communications safely,” said Zach Finn, CEO of Centralis Health. “hFax takes the burden off the counties by ensuring that all fax communication meets required regulatory standards of privacy and security around HIPAA and protected health information.”
County health care administrators in Alachua and Hillsborough implemented hFax to replace outdated fax hardware and lines by fully integrating with current operations and workflow, a change that reduced costs and improved reliability. Counties can be penalized if they do not follow protected health information protocols that comply with HIPAA and other regulations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) can impose civil monetary penalties for privacy breaches, and the hFax solution is just one of Centralis Health’s safeguards that secures personal and electronic health information.
Alachua County signed the agreement and began its onboarding process during the second quarter of this year.