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EMR Direct phiMail® Server Earns ONC-HIT Certification for Direct Messaging

Eligible providers and hospitals can use EMR Direct's HISP Service to meet Meaningful Use Direct Messaging requirements

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EMR Direct, a Health Information Service Provider (HISP) and leading developer of Direct messaging software for the secure exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI) over the Internet, announced today that its phiMail Server software has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2014 Edition Modular Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB). The phiMail Server software powers EMR Direct's HISP service, chosen by over 80 Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors to provide integrated Direct messaging for their products and to connect their customers with over 40,000 health care organizations and 760,000 Direct addresses nationwide.

"Certifying our HISP software under the ONC-HIT program signals our continued commitment to simplifying interoperability," says Julie Maas, CEO of EMR Direct. "We are often approached by EHR vendors who have certified their own products using another Direct implementation or have tried working with other HISPs, but have only achieved limited interoperability for their customers. These companies are looking for a smooth, reliable and affordable HISP experience. By using the phiMail easy-integration API to connect with EMR Direct, interoperability is seamlessly within reach for any EHR system or health application requiring it."

"Release 2 of ONC's 2014 Edition certification criteria decouples clinical content from secure transport," says Julie. "This fits well with our model of letting our partners focus on content while we manage encryption, digital certificates, and transport for Direct. The modular certification of our HISP software now provides another HISP service option to EHR vendors and their customers, in most cases without the need for another Direct messaging certification or recertification."

EMR Direct's software was tested by Drummond Group to be in accordance with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). EMR Direct is also triple-accredited as a HISP, Certification Authority, and Registration Authority by DirectTrust and EHNAC, an independent confirmation of compliance with HIPAA and with best practices relating to security policies, identity services, and digital certificate issuance and management.

Certification Details
EMR Direct phiMail Server 1.3 completed EHR certification of the following: EHR Module (Ambulatory) and EHR Module (Inpatient). Modules tested: 170.314(g)(4) and 170.314(h)(1). Clinical Quality Measures tested: None. Additional Relied Upon Software: None. Date Certified: 6/4/2015. Drummond Group Certificate Numbers: 06042015-0298-3 and 06042015-0299-3.

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Price Transparency statement: Use and support of this certified product may require one-time setup fees and/or ongoing subscription fees. Integration with other ONC certified systems may require additional one-time fees and/or ongoing fees.

About EMR Direct
EMR Direct is headquartered in San Diego, California, and provides Direct messaging HISP services, Direct addresses, and, through its phiCert Certification Authority, the digital certificates required for secure health information exchange. With the goal of simplifying interoperability and enabling custom workflows, phiMail service is easy to integrate into a healthcare application, as a service for XD-enabled applications, or use as a standalone webmail product, and does not require expensive, one-off, peer-to-peer interfaces. EMR Direct is committed to protecting patient privacy, improving the quality and coordination of care, increasing productivity, and reducing costs. As part of this commitment, the EMR Direct management team actively participates in numerous government-sponsored and industry workgroups to help refine, expand, and govern the use of Direct messaging. More information may be found at Healthcare providers and IT professionals may request complimentary evaluation software by registering for a developer or production account.

Trademark notice: phiMail is a registered trademark and phiCert is a trademark of EMR Direct.

About Drummond Group LLC
Drummond Group LLC is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group LLC tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group LLC continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Julie Maas
EMR Direct