Infographic: Direct messaging trends

By Mike Miliard
10:40 AM
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The 2015 HIMSS HIE and Direct Messaging Survey published this week, conducted jointly by HIMSS' Health Information Exchange and Interoperability & Standards Committees, polled accountable care organizations, health information exchanges, hospitals, policymakers, vendors and other stakeholders in 27 states about how the state of Direct messaging, and how its doing when it comes to facilitating HIE.

Five years since its launch, how much impact has the secure messaging tool, developed via a unique partnership – "a classic, fantastic, soon-to-be-legendary example of how the public and private sectors can come together in a collaborative, entrepreneurial explosion of mojo to improve and advance healthcare in America," in the immortal words of former HHS CTO Todd Park – had on the improving ease and efficacy of healthcare data exchange?

This infographic offers some highlights from the report. Stay tuned for a longer look at the study's findings later this week.

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