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Health Data Exchange Grows, Direct Message Use Jumps 63% in 2018

January 24, 2019 - Health data exchange continues to grow nationwide as Direct message transactions increase by 63 percent in 2018. DirectTrust announced steady growth in the number of healthcare organizations utilizing Direct exchange over the past year, along with an uptick in patient use and Direct addresses. According to the nonprofit industry alliance, there were nearly 274 million Direct message...


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How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange

by Elizabeth Snell

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...

Sequoia Project To Launch PULSE Health IT Platform Nationwide

by Kate Monica

The Sequoia Project recently announced it will develop a nationwide deployment plan for the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) health IT platform that will expand the reach of the disaster response system. ONC and the...

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 President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, to Step Down

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust recently announced founding President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, will step down at the end of 2018. The DirectTrust Board of Directors is currently searching for a successor. The nonprofit healthcare industry alliance was...

DirectTrust Seeks Changes to ONC Health Data Exchange Framework

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, recently requested ONC include mention of the Direct or push model of health data exchange in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The request came as part of...

ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Enjoying Support of Industry

by Kate Monica

The American Hospital Association (AHA), DirectTrust, and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) have voiced support for ONC’s efforts to improve health data exchange via the Trusted Exchange Framework and...

Healthcare APIs Enabled 1 Billion Exchanges at Allscripts in 2017

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced that its Open ecosystem built on healthcare APIs enabled one billion data exchange transactions over the past year. Surpassing the milestone marks a record-breaking feat for the health IT company...

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...

HHS Called on to Eliminate Health Information Blocking

by Kate Monica

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CHIME, DirectTrust Collaborate for Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and DirectTrust announced today a collaboration to promote the deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange as the common interface for...

DirectTrust, HL7 Collaborate to Streamline Health Data Exchange

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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

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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...

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DirectTrust, the Sequoia Project Grow Health Data Exchange

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DirectTrust and the Sequoia Project are celebrating growth in their recent health data exchange efforts. On Wednesday, DirectTrust announced significant and continued growth over the first quarter of 2017. The healthcare alliance created...

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