Direct secure email is a new way of securely communicating and sharing Personal Health Information (PHI) with other healthcare providers, hospitals, and other partners assisting in the care coordination of your patients. Direct secure email is now required to be a part of every EHR that has received their 2014 certification. This means when your practice goes to attest for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use you will need to use Direct secure email to complete three tests:
In addition to the requirements for meeting Meaningful Use, Direct secure email can now be used to share information with any other provider of care who has been approved to have a Direct email address. This can include C-CDAs, progress notes, lab results, X-rays, MRI Images, and any other documents or messages.
More than 40 electronic health record vendors, representing more than 140,000 physicians, have selected Updox as their Health Information Service Provider (HISP) for Direct messaging. The Updox Direct Network (UDN), the largest in the nation built on Direct, serves a full spectrum of health care. The scale of the UDN and Updox’s ability to offer a single resource for integrated practice communications, including a patient portal option, are the reasons our strategic partners make Updox their EHNAC Certified HISP, RA, and CA of choice.
Updox achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) as a Health Information Service Provider/Registration Authority/Certificate Authority (HISP/RA/CA) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Accreditation by DirectTrust.org and EHNAC certify that an organization’s Direct secure messaging services meet HIPAA and HITECH requirements, industry standards, and Direct Project regulations.
Our network of partners is growing rapidly and includes:
Complete the form below if you would like more information or contact your EHR vendor to see if they are ready to support Direct secure email for your practice.