WEDI, EHNAC Partner To Accelerate HIE Adoption Through Direct

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 2, 2013

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) have partnered with to boost health information exchange through the adoption of Direct secure messaging.  As a compliment to the 2012 Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP), the organizations will work together to promote the standards-based program in order to engage health information service providers and increase the use of Direct technology ahead of Stage 2 of meaningful use.

“Since the launch of the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program in 2012 and its subsequent endorsement by the ONC, we have been very encouraged by the positive response from healthcare stakeholders looking to ensure the privacy, security and trust of their information exchange,” says Lee Barrett, executive director, EHNAC. “EHNAC and DirectTrust are pleased to partner with such a well-respected institution as WEDI, and call on their expertise to help us to continue this momentum.”