Corepoint Health Joins the DirectTrust Community to Advocate for the Secure Use of Direct Project in Health Information Exchange

As a leader in health data interoperability, Corepoint Health will play an active role in advocating for and promoting data exchange using the Direct Project protocol.

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Direct Project’s simplicity will make sending and receiving health data easier for both providers and patients. With Meaningful Use as a key driver, adoption will continue to grow at a rapid pace.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

As part of its mission to provide innovative health data interoperability solutions to healthcare providers, Corepoint Health is proud to announce it has joined the DirectTrust membership organization.

The DirectTrust organization is dedicated to build and strengthen the security and trust framework for the exchange of health data using the Direct Project protocol. Direct Project is a government-created data communication method that allows users to easily send and receive health information. Direct Project is one of five different communication methods available in Corepoint Integration Engine, health IT’s leading interoperability solution.

Jon Mertz, Corepoint Health’s VP of Marketing, said Corepoint Health joined DirectTrust because implementation of Direct Project is still in the early stages across the industry, despite significant provider interest driven by the government’s Meaningful Use requirements.

“Direct Project’s simplicity will make sending and receiving health data easier for both providers and patients. With Meaningful Use as a key driver, adoption will continue to grow at a rapid pace,” said Mertz. “As always, security and trust are of utmost importance for participants in the exchange of health data. We will continue to further both initiatives as members of DirectTrust.”

DirectTrust members must agree to participate in work groups dedicated to security, trust, and growth of the use of the Direct Project; attend monthly educational sessions; become involved with the Direct community; and support the membership growth of DirectTrust.

About Corepoint Health

Corepoint Health delivers a simplified approach to internal and external health data integration and exchange for hospitals, radiology centers, laboratories, and clinics. Corepoint Integration Engine has been named the #1 interface engine for five consecutive years, 2009-2013, in the Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. Our software solutions help healthcare providers achieve interoperability goals and create operational leverage within their care organization.

About DirectTrust.org

DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.

DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit http://www.directtrust.org.


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