Getting DIRECTly to the Point: The Role of the Direct Project in Fast-Tracking Health IT Interoperability

RICH ELMORE and ARIEN MALEC

A patient’s health records are no longer confined to a doctor’s office, shelved inside a dusty file cabinet. With the advent of the Nationwide Health Information Network, a framework of standards, services and policies that allow health practitioners to securely exchange health data, medical records digitized to be easily shared between doctor’s offices, hospitals, benefit providers, government agencies and other health organizations, all across America.

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Healthcare Messages Over the Internet: The Direct Project

BRIAN AHIER, RICH ELMORE AND DAVID C. KIBBE

Originally Published 11/29/10 on The Health Care Blog

The Direct Project announced today the completion of its open-source connectivity-enabling  software and the start of a series of pilots that will be demonstrating directed secure messaging for healthcare stakeholders over the internet.  The Direct Project specifies a simple, secure, scalable, standards-based way for participants to send authenticated, encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet.

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