DirectTrust News and Press Releases

DirectTrust to ONC: Broaden interoperability measurements

Click here to read the original article. As the healthcare industry continues its drive toward interoperability, one health IT-focused organization wants to get a better handle on how clinicians currently share information. “Let’s start with asking what’s happening...

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How is Interoperability Supporting Patient-Centered Care?

Click here to read the full article. As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based models, it’s important that other aspects, like interoperability and health information exchange, foster patient-centered care. As the industry shifts to value-based payment models,...

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Patient-Centered Interoperability Necessary for MACRA Success

Click here to read the full article. In response to ONC’s request for information, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth explains why the agency must take patients into consideration in their MACRA interoperability measures. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH)...

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Secure Email Key in New DirectTrust Patients Program

Click here to read the full article. A new DirectTrust program hopes to improve communication with patients and providers, using secure email as one of the key components. Last week DirectTrust launched its Partnership for Patients Program (P4PP), a new initiative...

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Direct Secure Messaging Now Available to Patients

Click here to read the full article Over the past few years, Direct secure messaging has provided an increasingly utilized method for physicians to exchange care summaries and other patient information with one another. Now DirectTrust, the nonprofit trade association...

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Direct Project makes secure messaging available to patients

Click here to read the full article. The Direct Project, which offers secure electronic messaging between providers, now is expanding the service to patients and other healthcare consumers. A new initiative, the Partnership for Patients Program, hopes to get 1 million...

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DirectTrust Launches Partnership for Patients Program

Click here to read the original article. New Program Aims to Attract 1 Million Consumers and Patients to Secure, Identity-Assured Email Network to Enable Individuals and Their Families to Connect With Their Health Care Providers WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired - May...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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