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How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange

May 24, 2018 - Healthcare organizations leveraging DirectTrust can also use the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for more seamless and secure health data exchange, DirectTrust explained in a recent webinar. FHIR defines a web application programming interface (API) and related specifications for health data exchange, and was developed by Health Level Seven International...


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DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Transactions Up 90% in One Year

by Elizabeth Snell

DirectTrust recently reported that the first quarter of 2018 has seen health data exchange transactions hit 47.8 million, which is an increase of approximately 90 percent over the same time frame in 2017. Healthcare organizations served...

DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Likely to Hit 170M Transactions

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust announced it expects to reach 170 million cumulative health data exchange transactions for 2017 following a period of continued steady growth in users, addresses, and transactions in the third quarter of the year. The...

ONC Pushes Public Health Agencies to Improve HIE Integration

by Kate Monica

An ONC resource on how public health agencies utilize health information exchange (HIE) integration contains best practices and insights using interviews from public health agencies in 16 jurisdictions. The findings detailed in the report...

DirectTrust, HL7 Collaborate to Streamline Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust and HL7 recently released a white paper proposing ways Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and Direct standards can work together to achieve technical improvements to health data exchange. HL7 is one of many...

DirectTrust Experiences Continued Growth in Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust recently announced it has experienced a period of continued growth at the close of its second quarter with five new members joining the alliance since April 1.   The nonprofit alliance has continued its upward trajectory...

Top Features, Functions to Advance Direct Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The comment period for a DirectTrust white paper outlining recommendations to the healthcare industry regarding the best use of Direct Interoperability is coming to a close on March 30. The document comprising 50 recommendations seeks to...

Survey Demonstrates Effectiveness of Secure Messaging in ED

by Kate Monica

A recent report found despite secure messaging being cited as the second-most effective real-time communication in emergency departments (ED) behind face-to-face interactions, less than fifty percent of surveyed hospital ED staff report...

DirectTrust Recommendations Encourage EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust has issued a white paper for public comment consisting of 50 recommendations for over 350 EHR vendors and health IT companies providing Direct interoperability. The recommendations focus on improving the usability of EHR and...

CMS Reviews 2016 Meaningful Use Reporting Requirements

by Sara Heath

CMS is reminding eligible providers about the 2016 requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs, including added flexibilities. In a public statement, the agency reviewed changes for secure electronic messaging reporting requirements. For...

How Will Direct Continue to Advance Health Data Exchange?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Achieving widespread or true interoperability remains the goal of federal officials, but efficient forms of healthcare interoperability are already in place, thanks in large part to the DirectTrust and its Direct protocol. The...

Health IT Interoperability Continues Growth under DirectTrust

by Sara Heath

DirectTrust has continued its expansion in the healthcare space, helping to boost health IT interoperability and health information exchange between numerous providers and hospitals. According to a public statement from the organization,...

DirectTrust Sees 20M Health Data Exchanges in Q1 2016

by Sara Heath

DirectTrust has seen a considerable amount of growth in the first quarter of 2016, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to health data exchange and health data interoperability. According to a public statement, the number of...

Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange Continues Growth

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Push and query are putting the squeeze on DIRECT as the preferred method for health information exchanges among health information organizations in Pennsylvania, according to PA eHealth Partnership Authority. The annual report on health...

Carrying Forward Provider Health Information Exchange

by Frank Irving

The California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) announced in early October a collaborative effort to more effectively enable health information exchange among...

Health Information Exchange Advances in Texas, Georgia

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The future of some health information exchanges are in doubt, but health data exchange continues to make inroads in Georgia and Texas following two recent announcements by the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) and Greater Houston...

Florida HIE Increases Reach of Event Notification Service

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE) has surpassed a key milestone in the number of hospitals having now signed up for the Event Notification Service (ENS), according to the Agency for Health Care Administration. The service...

HIMSS mHealth Study, Technology in Healthcare

by Stephanie Reardon

Use of mHealth within the healthcare industry on the rise. The use of mHealth within the healthcare industry is on the rise according to a study published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The findings...

The Need for Healthcare CIOs to Leverage HIT Messaging Tools

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

SAN ANTONIO — With the healthcare industry in the United States becoming increasingly more concentrated as a result of mergers and acquisitions as well as partnerships, healthcare organizations are becoming owners of various EHR and...

All ND Hospitals Will Use EHRs by 2015 as State HIE Goes Live

by Jennifer Bresnick

North Dakota is making a big leap towards electronic healthcare with the official roll-out of the North Dakota Health Information Network (NDHIN) and an announcement that all hospitals in the state will be live on an EHR by the end of...

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