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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs joined DirectTrust’s Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle Network, which will allow the agency to share protected health information with participating providers.

1. DirectTrust is a healthcare industry alliance that advocates for interoperable exchange of PHI between providers and patients.

2. Under DirectTrust’s network, the VA will be able to use its direct messaging system to share veterans’ and patients’ PHI with hospitals nationwide using the providers’ EHRs.