DirectTrust News and Press Releases

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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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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