DirectTrust has announced continued record growth in the number of healthcare organizations using Direct interoperability services during 2016.
DirectTrust, a healthcare industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct interoperability network used for secure electronic exchange of personal health information (PHI), also announced an upsurge in the number of Direct addresses and message transactions nationwide.
According to year-end 2016 metrics, there were more than 98 million Direct message transactions between Direct addresses in 2016, bringing the total number of transactions to more than 165 million since DirectTrust’s 2013 inception. There were more than more than 33.5 million Direct messages transmitted during the fourth quarter of 2016 alone.
The number of trusted Direct addresses able to share PHI across the DirectTrust network increased 24 percent to more than 1.36 million since the end of 2015.
What’s more, the number of healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust accredited health information service providers (HISPs) increased 36 percent to nearly 71,000, compared with approximately 52,000 at year-end 2015. DirectTrust’s national network now includes 41 EHNAC-DirectTrust accredited HISPs working with more than 350 ONC-certified EHRs (electronic health records).
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