Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
In 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology launched the Direct Project to expand the specifications of the nationwide health information network to create specifications and service descriptions that enable simple, secure point-to-point electronic messages between health care participants. Using Direct Messaging for electronic push of information between two healthcare providers or between a provider and a patient not only improves the patient experience, it also enables them to meet the exchange requirements of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program. Although considerable progress is being made in launching Direct Messaging implementations, much about the role of a Health Information Service Provider (HISP) and some of a HISP's future functionality remain untested in the market place. The goal of this project was to demonstrate interoperable health information exchange using Direct Messaging
School of Medicine
Rice, William B., "A demonstration of secure health transport using direct messaging to enable provider to patient health information exchange" (2012). Scholar Archive. 962.