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VA Joins NATE and the Blue Button for Consumers (NBB4C) Trust Bundle

Press Release | National Association for Trusted Exchange | June 9, 2016

The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) today welcomed its newest member, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). By joining NATE and participating in the NATE Blue Button for Consumers (NBB4C) Trust Bundle, VA is demonstrating its commitment to enabling its Veterans to send their health data to the consumer-facing application (CFA) of their choice. 

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Almost 30 States Using Open Source Direct Project to Exchange Data

Brett Andriesen | Health IT Buzz | June 18, 2012

In nearly 30 states across the nation—with a dozen more to go live this summer—doctors and hospitals can now share patient health information electronically and securely to support safe care transitions and informed referrals to other providers using the Direct Project  services offered by ONC’s State Health Information Exchange Program grantees. Using the Direct Project to share important patient health information is a time-saver for doctors and patients (e.g., no need to stand over the fax machine), avoids the need for expensive duplicate tests and supports better care.

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Assessment Released Of Health Information Exchanges (Part 2 of 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | January 7, 2015

The previous installment of this article talked about the survivability of HIEs, drawing on a report released under ONC auspices. This installment delves into some other interesting aspects of information exchange...

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Automated Blue Button, Patient Engagement Are Health Camp Hot Topics

Don Fluckinger | SearchHealthIT | September 24, 2012

At HealthCamp Boston, patients and patient advocates took over the health information discussion, reciting "e-Patient Dave" deBronkart's 3-year-old mantra: "Gimme my damn data." Read More »

CHIME Time: Hitting the wall on meaningful use

Edith Dees | Modern Healthcare | June 3, 2014

However, these recent events pale compared with the energy and attention we're giving to achieve Stage 2 meaningful-use incentives for electronic health-record systems. We are discovering vendor interoperability issues daily. Read More »

Commentary: A 4-step Approach To Interoperability

Ashish Shah | Government Health IT | May 21, 2014

...While Meaningful Use is an important step for enabling greater adoption of EHRs, it doesn’t provide specifics around the functional use of this data across multiple platforms to improve care. That’s why total system interoperability and data liquidity must be our industry’s ultimate goals...

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Consumers Could Get Lab Test Results Themselves Under New Proposed Rule

Chris Fleming | | September 12, 2011

President Obama has proclaimed this the first ever national health information technology week, and under a proposed new rule being issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services, patients anywhere in the country would be able to get their clinical test results directly from the lab. Read More »

Direct Lab Transaction Guide Offered

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | | July 16, 2012

Federal officials have issued guidance on how to exchange lab test results using the Direct Project secure messaging protocol. Read More »

Direct Project

The Direct Project develops specifications for a secure, scalable, standards-based way to establish universal health addressing and transport for participants (e.g. providers, laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies, patients) to send encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet. Read More »

Direct Project facilitates Health Information Exchange between States

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | March 20, 2013

Two of the nation's largest health information exchanges are now exchanging Direct messages across state borders, officials announced Tuesday. Read More »

Direct Project Gathers Steam, Finalizes Protocol

Ken Terry | Fierce Health IT | March 21, 2011

More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations, including state-based and private sector health information exchanges, leading IT vendors, and several leading integrated delivery systems, are supporting or plan to support the Direct Project, a national standardized protocol for secure clinical messaging. Read More »

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. Read More »

Direct Project Secure Email powered by phiMail™ available for OpenEMR

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... 

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Discussion Flows At YourTurn Sessions

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | February 25, 2014

New this year at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, YourTurn has a democratic spirit. It's a collaborative series of free-flowing 45-minute forums where hosts and attendees are on equal footing: How the conversation unspools is left entirely to how the audience directs it. Read More »

Epatients: The Hackers of the Healthcare World

Fred Trotter | O'Reilly Radar | January 5, 2012

I help build open source software tools that patients can use to have greater control and influence over their own healthcare (like the Direct Project and Your Doctors Advice). As as result, I've become quite familiar with other tools that do the same sorts of things. Read More »