DirectTrust: 5 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

DirectTrust: 5 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

DirectTrust, a health care industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network used for secure, interoperable messaging of personal health information (PHI) has released their list of of five health IT trends to watch in 2017. The five health IT trends outlined by DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA are his thoughts about what he expects could develop over the next year that would shape the ecosystem of health IT as an industry.“One has to begin any
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DirectTrust Launches Partnership for Patients Program to Securely Share PHI

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DirectTrust today announced the launch of Partnership for Patients Program (P4PP), an initiative that will make it easier for patients and health care consumers to securely share personal health information with medical professionals at hospitals, offices, clinics and other locations via secure email. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that health care providers provide access to personal health information in the format and file type—including
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DirectTrust CEO Responds to Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act

DirectTrust CEO Responds to Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act

On April 20, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Flexibility in EHR Reporting Act (H.R. 5001) to bring flexibility to electronic reporting requirements for healthcare providers. Specifically, H.R. 5001 would make it easier for health care providers to comply with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) IT reporting requirements. As reported by Ripon Advance News Service, “Under the bill, healthcare providers would be allowed to report IT upgrades
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