Summit Healthcare Joins DirectTrust

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Recognizes Importance of Membership to Support the Trust Framework for Direct Exchange

Recognizing the importance of membership to foster and support the Direct Project, Summit Healthcare Services, a leader in healthcare system integration, has joined the DirectTrust community.

DirectTrust is a non-profit, neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for Direct community participants. Their goal is to develop, promote, and provide best practices to maintain security and trust within the Direct community. The overarching goal is to foster widespread public confidence in the direct exchange of health information.

The Direct Project is a federal initiative for standards-based healthcare communication between healthcare providers and patients. The Summit Care Exchange technology platform provides hospitals the ability to communicate with in-network or out-of-network Healthcare Providers by offering Direct interoperability with other Electronic Health records (EHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Health Information Service Providers (HISPs).

“Historically the lack of interoperability across the continuum of healthcare has impacted both the patient and the clinicians who are tasked with providing real time, informed patient care. At Summit Healthcare our core foundation is built on providing integration technology to our customers so they can provide faster, efficient and safer patient care. We view the DirectTrust organization as another crucial piece of the overall interoperability puzzle and we are honored to be an early adopter in supporting collaboration and membership growth,” said Ted Rossi, CEO, Summit Healthcare Services.

DirectTrust provides education, dedicated work groups, and continued involvement among members to foster communication and growth of the Direct Project. To learn more visit


About Summit Healthcare Services
Summit Healthcare Services is the choice of hospitals and providers who want to take full control of their healthcare systems integration, automation, and business continuity requirements. Since 1999, we have worked to provide the industry with the most flexible technology with complimentary tailored services and solutions. Summit Healthcare Services is privately held and based in Braintree, Massachusetts. For the latest news and updates visit us at

About DirectTrust
DirectTrust is a non-profit, competitively neutral entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors. It supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust 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 is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit

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