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Direct Trusted Agent accreditation ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements
Washington, D.C., – January 5, 2016 – MedicaSoft, a next generation healthcare IT company, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISP services 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 MedicaSoft 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 MedicaSoft 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 MedicaSoft’s commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”
MedicaSoft provides HISP services that support the secure transmission of Direct Secure Messages and the management of trusted relationships between message senders and receivers.
“At MedicaSoft, we recognize how critical secure message transmission is in the safe and secure exchange of health information. Ensuring that our HISP services adhere and comply with data processing standards and security requirements is very important to us and our clients. The ability to send authenticated, encrypted health information to known, trusted recipients gives healthcare providers, payers, and patients the ability to improve care coordination, patient engagement, and other interactions that improve health outcomes and efficiency.” said Michael O’Neill, CEO of MedicaSoft.
About MedicaSoft, LLC:
MedicaSoft, LLC designs, develops, delivers, and maintains software solutions for healthcare providers and patients around the world. Visit www.medicasoft.us, follow us on Twitter @MedicaSoftLLC, like us on Facebook, or follow our LinkedIn company page.
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 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 email@example.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.