Accreditation ensures compliance with DirectTrust Policy requirements and allows participation in the DirectTrust network
WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2024 -- EMR Direct today announced it has achieved full accreditation through the DirectTrust™ Accreditation Program for Health Information Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), Registration Authorities (RAs), and EHNAC Privacy and Security. DirectTrust is a non-profit healthcare industry alliance focused on furthering trust in health data exchange through standards, accreditation, and other services.
EMR Direct’s platform allows developers to easily add Direct Messaging, HL7 FHIR, or IHE query-based exchange services into their products, enabling more effective use of health information across the care continuum, while meeting industry requirements for privacy and security, and without special effort by customers or pairwise legal agreements. “Through continuous innovation that includes features like our REST API integration model for Direct, EMR Direct reduces barriers to entry for those wishing to adopt sophisticated technology for secure health information exchange. Re-accreditation of our Privacy and Security practices and our HISP, CA, and RA services signals to the industry that our product suite continues to include a level of compliance that brings confidence to exchanges leveraging our systems. Securing healthcare transactions at scale and improving care delivery at an affordable cost are at the core of our mission,” said Julie Maas, CEO of EMR Direct.
EMR Direct’s HISP, CA, and RA services were audited against a series of technical, physical, and operational criteria and found to be fully in compliance with the Direct Standard™ and the requirements of the DirectTrust Security and Trust framework. Launched in March 2010, the Direct Project was created to specify a simple, secure, scalable, standards-based way for participants to send authenticated, encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the internet. Today DirectTrust is an American National Standards Institute accredited Standards body and the custodian of the Direct Standard®. HISP, CA, and RA Accreditation ensures compliance with policy and industry standards to be able to participate in the DirectTrust network.
“DirectTrust HISP, CA, and RA accreditation certifies that an organization has established and upheld a superior level of trust for its stakeholders, which is a significant distinction. Kudos to EMR Direct’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality,” said DirectTrust President and CEO Scott Stuewe.
About DirectTrust's Accreditation Programs
DirectTrust Accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards such as the Direct Standard™, as well as privacy, security, HIPAA regulations, and other appropriate criteria.
DirectTrust accredited organizations are evaluated in the areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources. Additionally, the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information must meet or exceed all DirectTrust criteria and industry standards. Successful completion of a DirectTrust Accreditation Program demonstrates an organization’s adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of their business.
DirectTrust™ is a non-profit, vendor-neutral alliance dedicated to instilling trust in the exchange of health data. The organization serves as a forum for a consensus-driven community focused on health communication, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization, an accreditation and certification body through EHNAC (the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission), and a developer of trust frameworks and supportive services for secure information exchange like Direct Secure Messaging and trusted, compliant document submission.
The goal of DirectTrust is to develop, promote, and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain privacy, security, and trust for stakeholders across and beyond healthcare. In addition, DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the interoperable exchange of health information while promoting quality service, innovation, cooperation, and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit: DirectTrust.org.
About EMR Direct
EMR Direct is headquartered in San Diego, California, and provides interoperability services, including HL7 FHIR, OAuth, Direct Messaging, IHE query, Identity Services, companion APIs for workflow integration and data accessibility, and, through its phiCert Certification Authority, the supporting public key infrastructure (PKI) required for secure health information exchange including for Sequoia Initiatives and TEFCA. With the goal of simplifying interoperability and enabling custom workflows, EMR Direct's software is easy to deploy and does not require expensive, one-off, peer-to-peer interfaces. EMR Direct sponsors work within UDAP.org, HL7 and IHE to improve the security and scalability of query-based information exchange nationwide, and our FHIR services include native support for UDAP. EMR Direct is committed to protecting patient privacy, improving the quality and coordination of care, increasing productivity, and reducing costs. The Interoperability Engine platform is ONC 2015 Edition Cures Update Certified, ready to support partners in Cures Update certification of their FHIR services, and integrates seamlessly into other applications. Hundreds of healthcare IT developers and thousands of healthcare organizations use EMR Direct services to power health information exchange services integrated into their products. Today, our network reaches over 2.8 million healthcare endpoints across the nation, and continues to grow.
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