What is the Provider Directory Data Aggregation Service and who can access the information?
The DirectTrust Provider Directory Data Aggregation Service is designed to promote interoperability of Direct exchange by encouraging the sharing of Direct Address information among DirectTrust accredited HISPs and their Subscribers on a non-commerical basis, while maintaining the integrity and currency of the Direct Address information. For more information about the DirectTrust Provider Directory Data Aggregation Service, you can email Admin@DirectTrust.org.
How do we become a member of DirectTrust?
How can I pay my membership dues or renew my membership?
Does DirectTrust provide secure email services or Direct addresses?
No, not directly. DirectTrust is a non-profit trade association that develops and maintains the policies, standards, and practices that support the trusted and effective use of Direct messaging. Organizations become members of DirectTrust to have a voice in the development of these policies, network with similar organizations, and stay abreast of the continually evolving regulatory environment. To exchange messages via Direct, you will need to partner with a HISP (health information service provider). The DirectTrust Accredited HISPs (http://www.directtrust.org/accreditation-status/) have undergone a rigorous testing and audit process to show that they are in compliance with the DirectTrust Certificate Policy. So it’s not DirectTrust that provides Direct messaging services, it is the accredited HISPs.
How can I find out if an organization is a member of DirectTrust?
To see a list of DirectTrust Members go to https://www.directtrust.org/our-members/
What are the benefits to becoming a Member of DirectTrust?
One of the primary benefits of membership with DirectTrust is the opportunity to impact the development of the nation’s trust framework by participating in the DirectTrust Workgroups. Membership also provides you with access to DirectTrust.org intellectual property through the Members Only section of the website. Additionally, you will have access to up-to-date information and reports on Federal, State, and industry level standards and regulations as they continue to evolve. Lastly, DirectTrust Members receive discounted access to DirectTrust.org products, For more information, contact Admin@DirectTrust.org.
DirectTrust Accreditation Programs
Who may be accredited?
The voluntary accreditation programs
How do I become an accreditated DirectTrust HISP?
DirectTrust now operates an Accreditation Program for its Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). The purpose of the Accreditation Program is to ensure that HISPs are in compliance with DirectTrust HISP Community Policy requirements and ensures interoperability with other conforming HISPs.
To apply for DirectTrust HISP Accreditation, please follow this link to the DirectTrust Accreditation site.
What are the benefits of DirectTrust HISP Accreditation?
Accreditation of your HISP by DirectTrust brings recognition that your organization operates at a very high level of privacy, security, and trust in identity, and signals to users/subscribers that you are a trustworthy agent and service provider for Directed exchange services. Accreditation also means that your anchor certificates may be included in the Trusted Anchor Bundle Distribution Service that is provided by DirectTrust (see www.services.directtrust.org). Distribution of trusted anchor bundles is DirectTrust members’ way of creating federated trust among the DirectTrust community, eliminating the need for most costly bi-directional contracts and time-consuming negotiations between each HISP that
How do I become DirectTrust-EHNAC CA/RA Accredited?
DirectTrust has entered into a collaborative agreement with non-profit EHNAC (The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission) to develop and offer an Accreditation Program for Trusted Agents for Certificate Authorities (CAs), and Registration Authorities (RAs).
Our Accreditation Program is flexible and recognizes the diversity of combinations of these agents that exist in the market place. For example, some EHR vendors are implementing Direct, and in effect playing all three of these roles for their own customers, while other EHRs and PHRs are pairing up with
To apply for DirectTrust-EHNAC accreditation for
What are the benefits of DirectTrust-EHNAC CA/RA accreditation?
Accreditation of your CA, and/or RA by DirectTrust-EHNAC brings recognition that your organization operates at a very high level of privacy, security, and trust in identity, and signals to users/subscribers that you are a trustworthy agent and service provider for Directed exchange services. Accreditation also means that your anchor certificates may be included in the Trusted Anchor Bundle Distribution Service that is provided by DirectTrust (see www.services.directtrust.org). Distribution of trusted anchor bundles is DirectTrust members’ way of creating federated trust among the DirectTrust community, eliminating the need for most costly bi-directional contracts and time-consuming negotiations between each HISP that
Where can I find the DirectTrust HISP Accreditation FAQ's?
Where can I find the EHNAC FAQ's?
How do we join the Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle?
To join the Accredited Trust Bundle, you will need to apply to the Trust Anchor Approval Committee, and upload your certificates and other artifacts for review by the Committee. Instructions and detailed information are available at the DirectTrust Trust Network Services website at services.directtrust.org. You will
Is there a list of HISPs in the Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle?
Yes, go to https://services.directtrust.org/about_accredited_bundle/#table for a list of HISPs in the Accredited Trust Bundle