Direct Project Secure Email powered by phiMail™ available for OpenEMR

Julie Maas | HeraldOnline | August 19, 2013

EMR Direct, a leading developer of software for the secure exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI) over the Internet, today announced the integration of its phiMail Direct messaging platform with the latest production release of OpenEMR, enabling users of the open source electronic health record software to send and receive Direct messages through their EHR system... 

phiMail implements the Direct Project secure encrypted email protocol, a standard required to meet three of the 2014 Meaningful Use EHR Certification criteria, and useful in many other aspects of MU2 and for electronic healthcare communications in general.  "Direct messaging is a preferred standard for electronic data transport in the healthcare industry, and support for this technology must be included in EHR systems seeking Stage 2 Meaningful Use certifications for Transitions of Care, Referral, and patient-initiated data transfer use cases," said Julie Maas, CEO of EMR Direct... 

EMR Direct's versatile software architecture allows customers to quickly stand up their own Direct Messaging gateway, or leverage EMR Direct's hosted HISP service, to immediately begin exchanging messages using the phiMail platform according to their preferred deployment model and integration framework...