Direct Project Specifications Achieving Widespread Adoption

Doug Fridsma

First published 3/21/11 by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.As an internal medicine physician, I know how hard it was to coordinate patient care across diverse healthcare systems.  Primary care providers struggle to keep up with the flow of information coming in and going out of their offices on faxes, couriered documents and hand carried patient notes. The Direct Project was created to address this problem head-on by creating a simple, secure way to send this information electronically, so that providers can concentrate on what counts: excellent patient care.

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