DirectTrust News and Press Releases

Enabling Providers to Use Truly HIPAA Compliant Email

Click here to read the full article. As technology continues to evolve, healthcare organizations of all sizes are working to remain current in what they can offer to providers and patients while also keeping PHI secure. Covered entities now have various options of...

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More Physicians Exchanging Electronic Data

Click here to read the full article. About a third of physicians electronically sent, received, integrated, or searched for patient information in 2015, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When compared to data from an...

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Use Cases Driving Uptick in Health Data Exchange with Direct

Click here to read the full article. The use of the Direct standard to enable health information exchange continues to rise. In a recent update, DirectTrust announced significant increases in the use of Direct exchange and the number of authenticated addresses for...

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AMA, others support expanded ONC role in oversight

Click here to access the full article. Representatives of physician groups are offering support for a final rule that gives the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology increased responsibility in ensuring the accountability and...

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How Will Direct Continue to Advance Health Data Exchange?

Click here to access the full article Supporting more than secure messaging, the Direct protocol has a role to play in making health data exchange more efficient and healthcare interoperability more widespread. Achieving widespread or true interoperability remains the...

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Direct messaging: Not just for meaningful use anymore

Click here to read the full article While Direct messaging has had a circuitous path into health information exchange, Nemours is already using the protocol to meet the 10 percent threshold for sending electronic summary care records when transitioning patients to...

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This Data Exchange Framework Sets the Bar High

Click here to access the full article. In Massachusetts, a service used for securely sharing data between physicians and emergency departments is being called a "game changer." In the battle to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions, the struggle to share...

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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 31,...

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