DataMotion Achieves DirectTrust.org/EHNAC Accreditation
Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Launches DataMotion into Top Echelon of Health Information Service Providers Meeting the Highest Standards for Data Processing and Compliance with Security Infrastructure, Integrity and Trusted Identity Requirements
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – January 14, 2013 – DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), an innovative health information service provider (HISP) with more than 14 years of experience in email encryption, announced today it has achieved full accreditation by the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISPs from DirectTrust.org 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 DataMotion 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 DataMotion’s process of managing and transferring protected health information (PHI) and determined that it meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, DataMotion demonstrates to constituents its adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
With full EHNAC accreditation, DataMotion meets both the highest industry standards for HISPs and the measure of excellence increasingly demanded by Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and electronic health records systems (EHRs) for their suppliers of Direct Secure Messaging Services. For healthcare providers, EHNAC accreditation demonstrates DataMotion’s commitment to enabling Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) attestations and the secure exchange of PHI, via Direct Secure Messaging, among physicians and patients.
“The goal of accreditation is to ensure a strong, standards-based framework that supports the Direct exchange of health information,” notes David C. Kibbe, MD, president and CEO of DirectTrust. “DataMotion is a valued member of the DirectTrust network of networks, working collaboratively with other HISPs to assure their subscribers will be able to connect via Direct exchange on a national basis, and without the need for one-off negotiating. I’ve been very impressed by their energy and expertise, as well as their commitment to helping their clients improve community-wide patient care.”
“Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures that organizations like DataMotion 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 DataMotion’s commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”
DataMotion was founded in 1999, and today, millions of desktop, tablet and mobile users leverage its mature, cloud-based data delivery platform to securely transmit PHI. In the fall of 2012, the company expanded operations as a HISP and introduced DataMotion Direct. This breakthrough secure messaging service offers easy-to-use data transfer capabilities for “real-world” healthcare communications including secure email for sending and receiving PHI, summary of care documents and large images for both in and out-of-network communications. It also allows organizations to quickly integrate with the Direct Project, comply with MU2 and qualify for subsidies from the ONC. As a result, DataMotion Direct has grown rapidly and now serves organizations across the healthcare spectrum, including healthcare providers, EHR, HIE and interface engine vendors.
“It has been gratifying to have our experience in secure data delivery embraced by healthcare and to support the efforts of such critical bodies as Direct Trust and EHNAC,” says DataMotion’s Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Bob Janacek. “Standards are the only way to get all involved interacting successfully, and with every newly accredited organization, our collective strength and opportunities grow. We look forward to continuing to help healthcare organizations of all types and sizes quickly and easily integrate with the Direct Project and reach the ultimate goal of improved patient outcomes.”
For more information about DataMotion Direct go to http://www.datamotion.com/solutions/healthcaredirect-project/
DataMotion enables organizations to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. The company’s easy-to-use solutions for secure email, file transfer, forms processing and customer contact leverage the DataMotion Platform for unified data delivery. In 2012, DataMotion expanded operations as a health information service provider (HISP) with its DataMotion Direct secure messaging service, allowing healthcare organizations to meet emerging Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) requirements. Millions of users worldwide rely on DataMotion to transparently improve business processes and reduce costs, while mitigating security and compliance risk. DataMotion is privately held and based in Morristown, N.J. For the latest news and updates on DataMotion, visit www.datamotion.com, like DataMotion on Facebook® or follow DataMotion on Twitter® @datamotion.
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 email@example.com. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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