Direct Project

By Mike Miliard 10:43 am February 17, 2012
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a developer of interoperability technology for health information exchange, has launched ICAetc, which is billed as a free and open forum for vendors to test the interoperability of their programs, ensuring the connection and communication of disparate systems.
By Diana Manos 09:59 am February 14, 2012
MEDfx Corporation and Community Health Alliance, Inc., a Richmond, Va.-based not-for-profit organization, have announced a partnership to create a Virginia statewide health information exchange (HIE).
By Michelle McNickle 01:27 pm January 18, 2012
Health information exchange is an integral part of many HIT initiatives, including the meaningful use of health IT and healthcare reform. While still a relatively new capability, the idea of transferring sensitive information securely is enough to make organizations nationwide take note. Sonal Patel suggests five keys to getting your HIE up and...
By Bernie Monegain 10:42 am December 29, 2011
The Greater Houston Health Information Exchange (GHHIE) is now operational after two physician groups successfully exchanged secure clinical messages via the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's Direct Project Protocol service.
By Diana Manos 10:06 am December 16, 2011
Ohio is the first state in the nation to successfully send and receive health information across state lines, using Direct secure messaging, through its statewide health information exchange, CliniSync, according to the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP).
By Mary Mosquera 09:48 am December 07, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is going Hollywood, or at least contracting a California production company, to create a video to explain to the public the value of health IT and how individuals can engage with their providers.
By Healthcare IT News 11:16 am December 06, 2011
Aneesh Chopra: Chief Technology Office of the United States Served as Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology, January 2008-April 2009 Previously served as managing director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly traded healthcare think tank
By Mike Miliard 11:56 am December 05, 2011
David Riley and Vanessa Manchester, two leaders of the Federal Health Architecture’s open source CONNECT data exchange initiative, announced the formation of the nonprofit Alembic Foundation this past spring.
By Mike Miliard 10:47 am December 05, 2011
In March, not long after the first two Direct Project pilots got under way, Healthcare IT News took a closer look at the collaborative beginnings of the initiative – and explored the promise it held for the future of healthcare.
By Mike Miliard 10:41 am December 05, 2011
In early February, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced that providers and public health agencies in Minnesota and Rhode Island had begun securely exchanging health information online as part of the Direct Project.

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