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Dr. David C. Kibbe, DirectTrust’s President and Chief Executive Officer, discusses the past, present and future of health data exchange, and how his organization continues to successfully drive the secure, interoperable communication of healthcare messaging and attachments.

PODCAST: Dr. David C. Kibbe, President and CEO of DirectTrust, Discusses the Future of Health Data Exchange

In the following RosettaHealth podcast, Dr. David C. Kibbe, DirectTrust’s President and Chief Executive Officer, discusses the past, present and future of health data exchange, and how his organization continues to successfully drive the secure, interoperable communication of healthcare messaging and attachments.

While it is no secret that effective health data exchange comes with a wide-range of challenges, one organization has been breaking down interoperability barriers since 2012 – DirectTrust.

The organization is an alliance of health IT and health care provider organizations that aim to support secure, interoperable health information exchange via the Direct message protocols. And, this effort is paying off. DirectTrust facilitated 47.8 million health data exchange transactions in the first quarter of 2018 – a 90 percent increase from the same time period last year.

DirectTrust’s success reinforces how interoperability barriers are continually being broken – and that today’s care organizations are embracing new innovations. Dr. Kibbe has been a key driver to this success.

Here are some more insights from this exclusive podcast interview:

  • DirectTrust's role in health information exchange today. (:35)
  • How DirectTrust evolved to where it is today. (1:26)
  • The biggest historical health data exchange challenges. (2:38)
  • How the Direct transport evolved beyond Meaningful Use “transitions of care.” (4:25)
  • DirectTrust’s impact on health information exchange going forward. (5:51)
  • What the future holds for DirectTrust. (7:20)

While Dr. Kibbe will be retiring from his role at DirectTrust, the organization will continue with its laudable mission that addresses the most significant health data interoperability challenges today.

To learn more about how RosettaHealth can assist with any health information challenges you might have, book a free consultation with one of our interoperability experts.

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