DataMotion Achieves Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program from EHNAC and DirectTrust
Accreditation Enables DataMotion Direct Provider, Payer and mHealth App Customers to Securely and Easily Share Clinical Data with Over 1.4 Million Providers on the DirectTrust Health Exchange Network
Florham Park, NJ – December 12, 2017 – DataMotion, (www.datamotion.com) a leading health information service provider (HISP) with more than 17 years of experience in innovative secure data exchange solutions, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for CA (certificate authority), RA (registration authority) and HISPs 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 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 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. DataMotion’s 3rd successful EHNAC accreditation reflects its commitment to nationwide health information exchange as prescribed by the 21st Century Cures Act and to meeting the data sharing requirements of emerging pay-for-value initiatives that are transforming healthcare delivery. Accreditation by EHNAC, which recently aligned its privacy and security criteria with HITRUST, represents the highest standard of security compliance that can be achieved by providers of Direct messaging services.
“Backed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures DataMotion has established and upheld a superior level of trust for their stakeholders,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “With the undeniable need in the healthcare marketplace for guidance and accountability in how health data is exchanged, we congratulate DataMotion’s commitment to achieving the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”
DataMotion was founded in 1999, and today has millions of desktop, tablet and mobile users that leverage its mature, cloud-based secure data exchange platform and services, many for health care applications. In the fall of 2012, the company expanded operations as a HISP and introduced DataMotion Direct. The company achieved its first EHNAC HISP accreditation in 2013, and added the CA and RA accreditation in 2014. Today’s announcement marks those accreditation renewals, and a renewed commitment to the accelerating adoption and growth of the Direct Messaging network.
“We are honored to achieve accreditation with DirectTrust and EHNAC and support the efforts of such critical entities,” said DataMotion co-founder and CEO Bob Janacek. “Meeting these superior standards is the best way to embrace true interoperability while also helping our EHR, HIE and provider partners to achieve objectives related to Meaningful Use, MACRA-MIPS, and APMs which are critical to succeeding in the rapidly transforming healthcare industry.”
About DataMotion and DataMotion Health
DataMotion secure data delivery technology enables organizations of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. Ideal for highly regulated industries, the DataMotion Platform offers easy-to-use encryption solutions for email, file transfer, forms processing and customer-initiated contact. In the healthcare sector, DataMotion Health is an accredited HISP (health information service provider) of Direct Secure Messaging and patient engagement solutions. The DataMotion Direct service enables efficient interoperability and sharing of patient data across the continuum of care. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates, visit http://www.datamotionhealth.com/, follow DataMotion on LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
DirectTrust is a three-year old, non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including Health Internet Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), and Registration Authorities (RAs), doctors, patients and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. DirectTrust recently received a Cooperative Agreement Award from ONC as part of the Exemplar HIE Governance Program. DirectTrust serves as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in Directed exchange of electronic health information as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). DirectTrust’s Security and Trust Framework is the basis for the voluntary accreditation of service providers implementing Directed health information 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, data registries, 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.