How DirectTrust Managed Direct Secure Messaging During COVID-19

EHR Intelligence

Christopher Jason

The health data exchange has facilitated over 2 billion Direct Secure Messages after a tumultuous, yet record-breaking, 2020.

Communication between providers is crucial when it comes to patient data exchange, which is why health information exchanges across the country are always aiming to enhance provider-to-provider communication by way of direct secure messaging.

Direct secure messaging, which was launched in 2010 by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), provides a basic exchange or push messaging system without the need for an EHR or health IT infrastructure other than an internet connection.

“It allows the 2.5 million connected parties in our network to send messages to any other connected party,” Scott Stuewe, president and CEO of DirectTrust,...

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