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Direct Standard™ Consensus Body
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DS2019_01: The Direct Standard™
ANSI PINS Abstract: The Direct Standard was created to specify a simple, secure, scalable, and standards-based mechanism for participants to send authenticated, encrypted health information to known trusted recipients over the Internet. It builds upon existing standards and deployed internet scale infrastructure such as RFC5322 for message structure, RFC5751 for message security, and RFC5280 for public key infrastructure (PKI). The Direct Standard specifies not only a profiled use of these technologies but adds requirements and specifications for quality of service notifications, public key discovery, and building scalable trust relationships among message exchange partners.
The Direct Standard Wiki
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DS2019_02: Trusted Instant Messaging Plus
ANSI PINS Abstract: Trusted Instant Messaging (TIM+) defines a protocol that facilitates real-time communication and incorporates secure messaging concepts to ensure information is transmitted securely between known, trusted entities both within and across enterprises. TIM+ will determine the availability or presence of trusted endpoints and support text-based communication and file transfers.
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Trusted Instant Messaging Plus GitHub
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