Where Accreditation Is Due: Building Trust To Spur HIE Adoption

By Lee Barrett, executive director, EHNAC

With Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2) deadlines looming, many healthcare providers will be scrambling to meet its key requirement – exchanging patient data. Of course, the challenge is ensuring the security of this Protected Health Information (PHI) when it’s transferred over the Internet within and between new organizational models such as ACOs and via new exchange entities such as Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). The solution: Reliable, secure transport of PHI between authorized care providers, via an established set of standards, policies, and services – Direct exchange via the Direct Standard.

Directed Exchange 101 In 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) initiated the Direct Project to…

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