Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements
ROCKVILLE MD – July 12, 2016 – Secure Exchange Solutions, a leading health information service provider for health systems, integrated delivery networks, health plans, consumers and HIT vendors announced today that effective May 27, 2016 it has achieved full re-accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for Health Information Service Provider (HISP), Certificate Authority (CA), and Registration Authority (RA) from DirectTrust and the Electronic 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,” said 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’s commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”
Secure Exchange Solutions is a market leader for fully integrated Direct secure messaging and is focused on helping users improve healthcare outcomes and efficiency through standardized health information exchange. Secure Exchange supports our customers and partners in a broad range of use cases to achieve optimal workflows, including transitions of care, referrals, e-consultations, health event notifications, prior-authorizations for DME and long term care, medical records requests and much more.
“Secure Exchange Solutions achieved its first DirectTrust/EHNAC accreditation in 2014, and achieved re-accreditation in May 2016. With re-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.
About Secure Exchange Solutions
Secure Exchange Solutions sets the standard for seamless, scalable, secure connectivity across organizational boundaries. As an industry-leading health information service provider, Secure Exchange Solutions protects, streamlines and delivers sensitive and critical health care information while ensuring compliance and improving efficiency and quality. Hospitals, health systems, physicians, health plans and channel partners rely on Secure Exchange Solutions for integrated secure communications that expand their reach. For more information, please visit www.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.
DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit www.directtrust.org.
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 accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.
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, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.