DirectTrust Sees Direct Exchange Transactions Increased By 54 Million, a Nearly 49 Percent Jump
Fueled by a migration of message transmissions to its Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle, and a broader use of its network, DirectTrust recently reported record growth in the number of DirectTrust network users, addresses and transactions during the first quarter of 2019.
Specifically, there were more than 164 million messages sent and received within the DirectTrust network during the first quarter of 2019. This is an increase of almost 54 million messages, or nearly 49 percent, compared with the previous quarter, and three and a half times over the same period last year.
In addition, the number of healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust health information service providers (HISPs) and engaged in Direct exchange increased to more than 167,000.
“The first quarter of 2019 indicates astounding growth and could very well be a watershed moment for DirectTrust,” said Scott Stuewe, President and CEO of DirectTrust. “Not only did members report a general increase in Direct Secure Messaging, but we also see growth driven by the migration of messaging traffic from outside our network into the DirectTrust Accredited Trust Bundle to leverage the value of a strong trust framework. As an example, providers at the Department of Veterans Affairs are now messaging from within the Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle.”
Last year, Dr. David C. Kibbe, the former DirectTrust President and CEO, participated in a RosettaHealth podcast interview. In the interview, he discussed how DirectTrust’s success reinforces how interoperability barriers are continually being broken – and that today’s care organizations are embracing new innovations.
In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing Scott Stuewe, gaining his perspective on the state of health data exchange. Over the past couple of months, we have also been covering all things health data interoperability with the following content:
- Information Blocking and Health Data Exchange Challenges Addressed on Capitol Hill
- What’s Next After the Second Iteration of TEFCA?
- Major EHR Vendors Reveal Their Interoperability Efforts
- Seventy-Five Percent of Hospitals Beyond Basic Level of Interoperability
- The New Definition of Healthcare Interoperability
- PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses New Information Blocking Working Group
- Healthcare Interoperability at a Turning Point?
- The Sequoia Project’s New Working Group Focuses on Information Blocking
- Tackling Health Data Interoperability in 2019
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.