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. The key deliverables of the project currently being developed by stakeholder members are standards and service definitions, implementation guides, reference implementations, and associated testing frameworks. The project itself will not run health information exchange services.