HealthIT Answers November 19, 2020

Use by patients/consumers jumps 91%; transactions total 169+ million during the third quarter, reach nearly 1.9 billion since inception

DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg) reported continued steady growth in the number of Direct Exchange network addresses and users—including a 91% jump in patient/consumer use—during the third quarter of 2020. DirectTrust is a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between providers and patients, for the purpose of improved coordination of care.

According to end of third quarter 2020 metrics:

  • DirectTrust patient/consumer addresses: The number of patients/consumers using Direct Secure Messaging jumped 91% to more than 557,000, compared with the same time last year.
  • DirectTrust trusted addresses: The number of...

 
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2020-11-19T18:18:46-05:00