Consumers Applications Gain Unprecedented Ability to Communicate with Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

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Secure Exchange Solutions is the first independent HISP to have a consumer anchor accepted as part of DirectTrust, empowering consumer health applications to exchange data with physician applications without the need for custom interfaces.

Secure Exchange Solutions recently became the first independent Health Information Service Provider (HISP) to have a consumer anchor accepted by DirectTrust is the premier trust bundle for healthcare communications, connecting over 40,000 healthcare provider organizations nationwide.

The acceptance of Secure Exchange’s consumer anchor opens the door for seamless communication between consumer healthcare, fitness and other applications and the electronic health records (EHRs) used by physicians, hospitals and other care providers. This new channel of communication, made possible by leveraging the widely used Direct standard for secure healthcare messaging, creates new avenues to implement telemedicine, communicate with home health systems and initiate other exchanges that will give providers a more complete picture of patient health. The use of standardized connectivity will result in an improvement in quality of care and a reduction in healthcare costs.

“Secure Exchange Solutions was one of the earliest advocates of the Direct standard for healthcare communications” says Dr. David Kibbe, CEO of, “With Direct now the method of choice for healthcare messaging, Secure Exchange continues to take the lead in innovation, expanding the benefit of standard-based communications to connect all members of the healthcare community, including consumers.”

“DirectTrust has paved the way for connectivity among all healthcare providers,” said Dan Kazzaz, CEO of Secure Exchange Solutions. “Consumer participation is the next step in creating a fully connected healthcare environment, connecting consumer applications to EHRs without a need for complex interfaces. Secure Direct interaction with consumers fosters more complete patient health information, leading to better quality of care.”

About Secure Exchange Solutions
Secure Exchange Solutions sets the standard for seamless, scalable, secure connectivity across organizational boundaries. As an industry-leading health information service provider, Secure Exchange Solutions protects, streamlines and delivers sensitive and critical health care information while ensuring compliance and improving efficiency and quality. Hospitals, health systems, physicians, health plans and channel partners rely on Secure Exchange Solutions for integrated secure communications that expand their reach. For more information, please visit

About DirectTrust
DirectTrust is a nonprofit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community – including health information service providers (HISPs), certificate authorities, registration authorities, 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 needed to maintain security and trust within the Direct network, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by the ONC. DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. DirectTrust is the recipient of a two-year Cooperative Agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, ONC, under the Exemplar HIE Governance Program, and has been supported in part by a grant associated with the Cooperative Agreement. To learn more, please visit

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