BuildYourEMR Launches the First Microsoft Office365 based Direct Project Compliant and Meaningful Use Ready Secure data Exchange Solutions Suite

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DirectEMR solution will allow healthcare organizations of all sizes to utilize Microsoft cloud technologies to exchange health information in a simple but secure way and meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.

Direct EMR can be quickly added to existing EMR installations to enable secure patient-provider and provider-provider interaction in just a few hours.

BuildYourEMR™ announced DirectEMR™; a suite of healthcare data exchange solutions using the Direct Project protocol to enable secure sharing of health information. DirectEMR enables healthcare organizations to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for data exchange and patient engagement in a simple, cost-effective way that is compatible with most existing EMR solutions.

DirectEMR™ is available on a subscription basis as a hosted service for health care providers of all sizes – from private practices to the largest hospitals. DirectEMR includes two solutions.

DirectEMR Mail™ combines Microsoft Exchange Online with the Direct Project standards to offer a simple but powerful secure email service for less than $10 per month per provider. Users can send and receive secure email just like any normal email from browsers, email clients, and their mobile phones.

DirectEMR MU™ is a complete collaboration and communication solution with special focus on Patient Engagement. DirectEMR MU combines the features of DirectEMR Mail with Microsoft HealthVault to enable Blue Button functionality between patients-providers and providers-providers. Both services can quickly interface with existing EMR systems with little impact on infrastructure.

The benefits of a best of breed, cloud-based solution include rapid deployment, ease of access, simplified maintenance, and redundancy offered by Microsoft's datacenters. DirectEMR is built on the same framework used by BuildYourEMR (previously known as 1 Connect HePoEx EHR), the first Microsoft® Cloud Services based ONC-ATCB certified Complete EHR. Dr. Bill Crounse, Senior Director, Microsoft Worldwide Health defined BuildYourEMR as the “next generation of cloud computing”.

DirectEMR MU is currently under pilot program and will be certified as a modular EHR in May, 2013. DirectEMR Mail and DirectEMR MU are available for vendors to integrate into health information exchanges, patient portals, existing EMRs, or other clinical systems. A demo of the solution is available at http://www.directemr.com/

"DirectEMR™ is the simplest way to meet Meaningful Use requirements to enable the physician to share information electronically and securely with their patients. Direct EMR can be quickly added to existing EMR installations to enable patient-provider and provider-provider interaction in just a few hours." said Mike Jenkins, CEO at BuildYourEMR.

“We are proud to offer this unique solution that combines the cloud version of Microsoft's trusted communication and collaboration products with the flexibility of the BuildYourEMR framework to provide a cost effective solution for healthcare organizations of all sizes" said Dr. Pawan Jindal, Technology Evangelist at BuildYourEMR.

About BuildYourEMR
BuildYourEMR offers an innovative, cost-effective, Practicized™ approach to help you save time, focus on patients and achieve Meaningful Use without changing your current workflows. Read more at http://www.buildyouremr.com

About Direct Project
The Direct Project establishes standards for exchange of healthcare information between healthcare organizations, individual providers and patients in a simpler, faster, less expensive and more secure way. Read more at http://www.directproject.org

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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