Dr. Kibbe in the Media

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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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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Alexander spearheaded Cures’ EHR reform

Click here to access the full article. Aboard Air Force One headed for Tennessee on a frosty day two Januarys ago, President Barack Obama gave Sen. Lamar Alexander a preview of his Precision Medicine Initiative, the plan to get genomic and other data from a million...

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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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Interoperability: Steady as She Goes

Click here to read the full article. The terms “interoperability” and “interoperable health information exchange (HIE)” are used by different people to mean different things. But most of the time the notion is of moving data electronically across the barriers of...

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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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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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Healthcare CIO slams new Medicare proposal

Click here to read the full article. John Halamka, M.D., is CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing physician. Until January, when a term limit forced him to step down, he was co-chair...

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Is EHR data blocking really as bad as ONC claims?

Click here to read the full article. Consensus that EHR vendors and profit-hungry hospitals are intentionally making it hard for patients and others to access date is based on evidence – much of it put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT –...

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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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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 association's...

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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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