Direct Project

By Mike Miliard 03:10 pm October 22, 2013
In addition to making for better, more coordinated patient care, one of the imperatives of health information exchange is to show a positive return on investment. But for that to ever happen, there's a different ROI strategy that needs to be squared away first.
By Healthcare IT News 11:58 am August 07, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD wrote his staff this letter at about the time HHS announced his plans to depart from his post. Here it is in its entirety.
By Diana Manos 10:25 am May 03, 2013
Patient Privacy Rights announced Friday the appointment of Adrian Gropper, MD as its first chief technology officer. Gropper has worked with federal initiatives and the Markle Foundation to help create the Direct Project's secure email system and Blue Button technologies.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 28, 2013
This spring, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is launching the pilot phase of its new health information exchange compliance-testing program.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 15, 2013
After McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Greenway and athenahealth made news at HIMSS13 this past month with the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance - putting aside their competitive instincts, for a moment, to pledge their common commitment to interoperability and data liquidity - Healthcare IT News spoke with McKesson CEO John Hammergren...
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By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am April 15, 2013
There was no shortage of big news made -- or announced -- at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. As elusive as interoperability has been, the time has come, and people from every part of the industry are taking it seriously, including the CommonWell Health Alliance.
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am March 28, 2013
Five healthcare organizations in Tennessee announced Thursday they will toss their hats into the ring for the pilot phase of a new Volunteer State initiative called Health eShare, implementing Direct Project protocols to exchange patient data.
By Erin McCann 10:55 am March 19, 2013
Two of the nation's largest health information exchanges are now exchanging Direct messages across state borders, officials announced Tuesday.
By Mike Miliard 10:01 am March 12, 2013
After McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Greenway and athenahealth made news at HIMSS13 with the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance, Healthcare IT News spoke with McKesson CEO John Hammergren about the road ahead. Joining Hammergren in the discussion were David McCallie and Arien Malec.
By Anthony Brino 10:16 am February 25, 2013
Two new surveys find big variations in physician use of health information exchange. While many large practices are thinking about analytics, patient tracking and performance data for ACOs, some smaller practices were unaware of their state-based HIEs or the Direct Project.

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