Our organization’s lifeblood is trust. As a non-profit that instills trust-in-identity, we enable secure health data exchange between millions of providers and provider organizations. The DirectTrust network, built with privacy and security in mind, starts by identity-proofing participants in health information exchange – even when those participants are patients.
A sender must have confidence that a receiver is known and trusted for secure health information exchange to occur. Our PKI framework ensures the security of encrypted messages – only the intended recipient can decrypt the message. As the market moves toward FHIR, trust-in-identity and security is still essential and DirectTrust is working to fill the trust gap in the new ecosystem.
As patients/consumers get access to apps that can connect to their healthcare data, a national fabric for identity is valuable. We’re eager to work with others in healthcare to use our knowledge to advance approaches that can work, scale, and enhance security and privacy, not undermine it.