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DirectTrust recently reported that the first quarter of 2018 has seen health data exchange transactions hit 47.8 million, which is an increase of approximately 90 percent over the same time frame in 2017.

Healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust health information service providers (HISPs) and engaging in Direct exchange also increased 19 percent, reaching more than 112,000 total.

“These are very encouraging results. The DirectTrust nationwide network continues to be depended upon for secure, interoperable communication of healthcare messaging and attachments,” DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA said in a statement.