Kansas City-based iShare Medical, an information technology and software solutions provider, has been accredited by DirectTrust as a governmental trust anchor, which qualifies the company to provide trusted exchange of medical records with 23 federal government agencies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Indian Health Services and the Veterans Administration.
According to DirectTrust, the key value proposition of the DirectTrust Governmental Trust Anchor Bundle (GTAB) is to facilitate voluntary, interoperable Direct Message exchange between governmental agencies and private sector members of the DirectTrust community. DirectTrust created a special Governmental Trust Anchor Bundle to meet the more rigorous regulatory requirements of federal agencies, after more than a year of meetings between DirectTrust and the Veteran’s Administration, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Federal Health Architecture.
All participants in the bundle must successfully achieve DTAAP accreditation status, meet all of the requirements of the Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle Standard Operating Procedures, and meet the set of profile requirements described by the GTAB’s standard operating procedure (SOP), including adherence with the Federal Health Architecture and cross-certification by the Federal Bridge Certificate Authority.
Currently, there are three companies that have achieved this accreditation—EMRDirect, MaxMD and iShare Medical.
iShare Medical also is a Fully Accredited DirectTrust Anchor Healthcare Information Services Provider (HISP).
“This achievement for iShare Medical is the result of many months of software development and compliance with rigorous privacy, security and trust compliance, including the implementation of a hardware security module that provides both hardware and software encryption protection,” Linda Van Horn, president and CEO of iShare Medical, said in a statement. “It opens up a big market for iShare Medical, as Federal government agencies account for more than 5 percent of the health care expenditures in the U.S.”
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