Direct Project Reaches Consensus on Trust Framework

David Kibbe | Government Health IT | October 3, 2011

On Friday September 22, 2011, members of the Direct Project Rules of the Road workgroup reached consensus on a key component of the trust framework necessary to make Direct exchange expand nationally and be available to more users.

The Certificate Policy, which governs the use of X.509 digital certificates within the ecosystem of potential Direct providers and users who are covered entities, business associates, and others abiding by HIPAA security and privacy rules, is now available for industry guidance of Direct exchange implementations.