DirectTrust News and Press Releases


DirectTrust Sees 20M Health Data Exchanges in Q1 2016

Click here to read more DirectTrust saw nearly 350 percent growth in the number of health data exchanges in Q1 2016 as compared to Q1 2015. DirectTrust has seen a considerable amount of growth in the first quarter of 2016, demonstrating the organization’s commitment... read more

DirectTrust CEO Responds to Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act

Click here to read more On April 20, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act (H.R. 5001) to bring flexibility to electronic reporting requirements for healthcare providers. Specifically, H.R. 5001... read more

DirectTrust Expresses Support for New Meaningful Use Bill

Click here to read the original article. According to an official press release, DirectTrust has added its organization to the list of healthcare industry groups supporting a new bill that would give healthcare providers more flexibility with meaningful use reporting.... read more

View Archive Video and Synced PPT: Provider Directories – Path Towards Optimizing their Value in Support of Value-Based Payment at the 2016 State Health IT Connect Summit (Connecting the States to Transform and Modernize State HIT Systems)

Stephen Weiss, Managing Director of DirectTrust presented on the topic of ‘Provider Directories – Path Toward Optimizing their Value in Support of Value-Based Payment’ at the sell out 2016 State HIT Connect Summit, March 21-22 in Baltimore, MD - presented by... read more

The Benefits of Direct Messaging for EHR Interoperability

Click here to access the original article by Gaby Loria Government healthcare officials want electronic health record (EHR) systems nationwide to be interoperable by the year 2024. There are still many technical and political challenges keeping software vendors from... read more

Testing Secure Texting for Healthcare

Click here to access the original article. DirectTrust is beta testing a new version of its Direct protocol for secure email messaging that can support secure texting and “chats” involving health information on mobile devices, says David Kibbe, M.D., the... read more

The Benefits of Direct Messaging for EHR Interoperability

Click here to read the original article. Government healthcare officials want electronic health record (EHR) systems nationwide to be interoperable by the year 2024. There are still many technical and political challenges keeping software vendors from fully achieving... read more

EHNAC and NH-ISAC Align on Health Information Protection

Click here to read the original article. “Breaches, incidents and cyberattacks have reached epidemic proportions where no organization is immune.” A new partnership between national organizations hopes to lock down and accelerate health information... read more

DirectTrust Growth Reflects Priority on HIE Security

Click here to read the original article Secure direct messaging and health information exchange (HIE) security is growing, according to DirectTrust’s 2015 end of year metrics. By the end of 2015, the Direct exchange had performed nearly 44 million transactions across... read more

2016: Technology Driving the Triple Aim

Click here to read the original article While the health care market environment for 2016 has many uncertainties, there is one certainty that will drive adoption and deeper use of IT: the need to do more with less money. Whether value-based, bundled or slashed... read more

What’s ahead in 2016 for healthcare?

Click here to read the original article. Is 2016 the year meaningful use’s omnipresence begins to dissipate within the industry? Most industry experts agree Stage 1 Meaningful Use was successful in that adoption rates soared, thanks to “achievable standards,”... read more

DirectTrust Delivers Interoperable Messaging To Healthcare

Click here to read the original article. DirectTrust Delivers Interoperable Messaging To Healthcare The nonprofit counts EHR developers, health networks, and care providers among its growing roster of members. The nonprofit industry alliance DirectTrust hopes its... read more

Growth of DirectTrust

GROWTH OF DIRECTTRUST: The number of addresses able to share personal health information through DirectTrust jumped more than 133 percent in the last year to nearly 1 million, the group says. There were more than 58 million Direct-enabled transactions, a six-fold... read more

DirectTrust HIE Growth Shows Priority of Interoperability

Click here to read the original article. “What these numbers indicate is the reliance that hospitals, medical practices, ACOs, long term care facilities and HIEs are now putting on secure electronic exchange via Direct.” The end of DirectTrust’s third quarter... read more

Secure Health Data Exchange: Hurdles to Overcome

To read the original article click here A number of short-term and long-term hurdles, including technology and policy issues, stand in the way of achieving secure, interoperable, nationwide health information exchange, says David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO of... read more

Secure Health Data Exchange: Hurdles to Overcome

Click here to listen to the podcast A number of short-term and long-term hurdles, including technology and policy issues, stand in the way of achieving secure, interoperable, nationwide health information exchange, says David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO of... read more

Fed Adoption Could Spur More Use of Direct Messaging Software

Read original article here. Federal agencies in 2010 started work to create the Direct Project secure messaging protocols as a simple and standard way to exchange encrypted health information. Only now, however, are agencies starting to adopt the technology. Over... read more

VA, IHS garner DirectTrust accreditation

Read original article here. The Veterans Afairs Depatment and Indian Health Services divisions have received accreditation from DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, or EHNAC – something officials say signifies a “major... read more

VA, IHS Accredited for Secure Health Information Exchange

Read original article here. As the goal of secure health information exchange (HIE) and interoperability continues to be pushed nationwide, it is important that security standards be put in place to ensure that patient information not be breached. Two such... read more

Federal Agencies Accredited for Health Information Exchange

Read original article here. Directed health information exchange will be used to improve care coordination for millions of military veterans and Native Americans via technology accredited by DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission... read more

VA, IHS Receive DirectTrust Interoperability, Security Nod

Read original article here. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have received accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC and DirectTrust that recognizes the organizations’ compliance with... read more

Veterans Health Administration and Indian Health Service Become First Federal Agencies to Gain Interoperability via DirectExchange, Receive Accreditation from EHNAC-DirectTrust for HISPs’ Security and Identity Controls

Click here to read Veterans Health Administration and Indian Health Service Become First Federal Agencies to Gain Interoperability via DirectExchange, Receive Accreditation from EHNAC-DirectTrust for HISPs’ Security and Identity Controls WASHINGTON, DC – October 15,... read more