Guest Column | August 16, 2013

Where Accreditation Is Due: Building Trust To Spur HIE Adoption

Lee Barrett, EHNAC

With Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2) deadlines looming, many healthcare providers will be scrambling to meet its key requirement - exchanging patient data. Of course, the challenge is ensuring the security of this Protected Health Information (PHI) when it’s transferred over the Internet within and between new organizational models such as ACOs and via new exchange entities such as Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). The solution: Reliable, secure transport of PHI between authorized care providers, via an established set of standards, policies and services - Direct exchange via the Direct Standard. By Lee Barrett, executive director, EHNAC