Direct Trusted Agent accreditation ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements
Rockville, MD – June 13, 2014 – Secure Exchange Solutions (SES), a leading provider of secure health information exchange technology, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for Health Information Services Provider (HISP), Registration Authority (RA) and Certificate Authority (CA) from DirectTrust.org and theElectronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Secure Exchange Solutions in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources as it relates to Directed exchange participants. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
“Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures that organizations like Secure Exchange Solutions establish and uphold a superior level of trust for their stakeholders,” says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “The need in the marketplace for guidance and accountability in health information exchange is undeniable, and we applaud Secure Exchange Solutions’ commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”
Secure Exchange Solutions is a leading provider of Direct secure communications, delivering simple, scalable and cost effective solutions for the exchange of healthcare information. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors and hospital systems select Secure Exchange Solutions for our seamless integration, easy to use interfaces, and value added capabilities, including forms and automated encounter notifications. Through our nationwide partner network, healthcare providers, patients and consumers have access to Secure Exchange Solutions Direct messaging. We are committed to helping our customers meet their needs for secure and rapid communications in order to improve quality of care and meet Meaningful Use measures. Secure Exchange Solutions offers both web-based and integrated products, enabling our customers to leverage their existing IT investments while taking advantage of the benefits of standardized secure messaging.
“EHNAC and DirectTrust play a critical role in the industry, providing a strong validation of technical, security, trust and business practices while facilitating interoperability among industry participants. With this accreditation, our clients are assured of our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and quality,” said Dan Kazzaz, CEO of Secure Exchange Solutions. “Healthcare participants nationwide benefit from this standard of excellence along with the increased efficiencies associated with the standardized exchange of healthcare information.”
About Secure Exchange Solutions
Secure Exchange Solutions (SES) delivers simple, scalable and cost effective solutions for exchanging healthcare information. As a Health Information Service Provider (HISP) and a committed member of the Direct Project, SES helps healthcare stakeholders meet the requirements for Meaningful Use, manage risk and compliance and improve quality of care. Secure Exchange Solutions products expedite healthcare communications, optimize care transitions, and help our customers reduce reliance on costly and complex communications. For more information, please visit https://secureexsolutions.com.
DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services, e-prescribing solution providers and direct trusted agents.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.