Once again, DirectTrust is experiencing a period of record growth through the facilitation of more than 197 million Direct Exchange transactions in Q3 2019.
According to a recent EHR Intelligence article, this number is nearly triple the number of transactions that the organization made during the 2018 third quarter. From a cumulative perspective, DirectTrust exchanged nearly 1.2 billion messages from 2014 to 2019.
It was also reported that patients and consumers enabled to engage in direct messaging increased 5 percent over the past quarter to nearly 292,000.
“The DirectTrust network continues to grow, proving the industry is finding value in interoperability and Direct Secure Messaging,” said DirectTrust President and CEO Scott Stuewe, in the article. “We’re excited that this quarter’s results highlight a surge in organizations served by DirectTrust health information service providers, and an increase in patient and consumer usage.”
In May, we recorded a podcast interview with Scott Stuewe, where he attributed the record growth in the number of DirectTrust network users, addresses and transactions to a migration of message transmissions to its Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle, and a broader use of its network.
He also highlighted how his organization found that very dynamic use cases – beyond referrals and care coordination – helped to drive this expansive growth. For example, an organization used the Direct network to communicate information about patients who have completed substance abuse programs – allowing the patients to get their drivers licenses.
You can listen to the full interview here:
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