DirectTrust News and Press Releases

White Paper Outlines Recommendations to Improve EHR Usability

Click here to access the full article. February 21, 2017 02:16 pm Sheri Porter – A brand new draft white paper that addresses issues related to the usability and interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) has the potential to rock the world of family...

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DirectTrust Addresses Secure Messaging Adoption Barriers

Click here to access the full article. February 17, 2017 - It is necessary for vendors to standardize and enhance their users' experience in handling inbound and outbound Direct secure messaging, DirectTrust explained in a recent white paper. A DirectTrust workgroup...

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DirectTrust issues to-do list to improve clinical messaging

Click here to access the full article. DirectTrust says there are number of recommendations that are required and urgently needed. Among these are: EHR software should be able to transmit Direct messages in real time and all EHR systems should be capable of automating...

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DirectTrust Recommendations Encourage EHR Interoperability

Click here to access the full article. February 13, 2017 - DirectTrust has issued a white paper for public comment consisting of 50 recommendations for over 350 EHR vendors and health IT companies providing Direct interoperability. The recommendations focus on...

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Why secure messaging technology is at a crossroads

Click here to access the full article. The DirectTrust secure messaging initiative created by industry stakeholders is asking electronic health records companies and other health information technology vendors to up their game. Use of the DirectTrust secure messaging...

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DirectTrust Continues Impressive Growth in 2016

Click here to access the full article. DirectTrust has announced continued record growth in the number of healthcare organizations using Direct interoperability services during 2016. DirectTrust, a healthcare industry alliance created by and for participants in the...

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DirectTrust PHI Sharing Increases 24% Since End of 2015

Click here to access the full article. January 25, 2017 - The number of healthcare organizations using DirectTrust interoperability tools in 2016, including PHI sharing options, has seen significant growth, according to recent DirectTrust numbers. There were more than...

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DirectTrust Increased Health Data Exchange Activities in 2016

Click here to access the full article. January 24, 2017 - DirectTrust recently reported a record 146-percent increase in health data exchange transactions using the Direct health IT standard in 2016. The organization experienced record growth not only in the number of...

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DirectTrust messaging use soars in 2016

Click here to access the full article. Use of DirectTrust secure electronic messaging between providers, patients and other healthcare consumers via the Direct Project protocols for secure communications, grew significantly last year, underscoring increasing national...

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2016 Highlights for the DirectTrust Association

Click here to access the full post. Recently released data from DirectTrust shows significant growth in the adoption and use of Direct. DataMotion is an original member DirectTrust and an EHNAC accredited HISP providing Direct Messaging services. Highlights from the...

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Value-Based Care, Political Doubt to Shape EHR Use in 2017

Click here to access the full article. DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe says EHR use will be heavily influenced by value-based purchasing and the incoming Trump Administration. Health IT and EHR use are in for a year shaped by value-based care and...

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What an interoperability leader predicts for 2017

Click here to access the full article. David Kibbe, MD, CEO at DirectTrust, which offers the Direct Project secure messaging software, believes five overarching trends will influence the health information technology industry during 2017. His opinions are personal and...

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Who will take the lead at ONC in 2017?

Click here to access the full article. Times of high uncertainty often produce high anxiety. Not knowing what lies ahead usually doesn’t set well with healthcare leaders. And we’re going into one of the most uncertain years in recent memory—not just for healthcare,...

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DirectTrust Eclipses Health Information Exchange Milestone

Click here to access the full article. The organization behind health information exchange using the Direct standard has grown its directory service to half a million entries. DirectTrust announced midweek that its directory service has reached “critical mass” with...

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Doubts Raised about 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability

Click here to access the full article. The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by the Senate early this week appears to be a done deal, but many of its provisions represent causes for concern for the head of one organization focused on supporting healthcare...

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