NEW ORLEANS--(Orion Health, the leader in eHealth technology, today announced Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging v2.0, a full-service Health Information Service Provider (HISP) and product suite that provides connectivity to the national Direct Messaging network. Developed using the national standards put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC’s) Direct Project, Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging offers fast, secure electronic communication between healthcare providers to improve care coordination and security of patient data while also reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and helping to meet Meaningful Use requirements. Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging v2.0 offers three products and a complete suite of managed services to meet the needs of hospitals, health systems, IDNs and other healthcare organizations of all of sizes and IT capabilities and resources.)--
“With Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging, clinicians at healthcare entities of all sizes and technological capabilities can securely communicate and collaborate with their peers not only across the continuum of patient care but also across the region, state or even country.”
Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging can be used as a stand-alone solution or can be deployed with Orion Health HIE. Combined with the HIE and associated clinical workflows, Direct Secure Messaging provides a way for providers to share the HIE aggregated patient record with providers, a feature that boosts clinician adoption of the technology. Direct Secure Messaging can be used to transmit referrals and prior authorizations, send discharge summaries to primary care physicians, send lab results, exchange information with a state or regional HIE, and for public health reporting, all of which help to improve care coordination and accelerate treatment.
Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging v1 is implemented at several healthcare organizations, including Alaska eHealth Network, Louisiana Health Information Exchange, North Carolina Health Information Exchange, North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership and DC-HIE, and serves nearly 6000 users around the country.
“The healthcare provider landscape is highly fragmented and heterogeneous, and therefore there is no one-size-fits-all solution to health information exchange. Orion Health’s ability to provide a variety of data exchange tools and integration methods is a critical driver of widespread adoption of HIE services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire,” said Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. "We are excited that Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging v2.0 offers secure communications for any healthcare organization, regardless of size or technology resources, which will more broadly help providers improve care coordination and meet Meaningful Use requirements.”
“Orion Health has always been a leader in the development of clinician-friendly solutions that improve efficiency and enable providers to improve the quality of patient care,” said Paul Viskovich, president of Orion Health North America. “With Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging, clinicians at healthcare entities of all sizes and technological capabilities can securely communicate and collaborate with their peers not only across the continuum of patient care but also across the region, state or even country.”
Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging v2.0 Features and Benefits
Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging v2.0 includes access to the Company’s Direct Secure Messaging HISP, a standards-based service that enables verified and secure exchange of clinical information with users of other Direct HISP networks. New features in version 2.0 include an integrated webmail client that offers enhanced clinical viewing capabilities, advanced integration with Direct-compliant electronic health record (EHR) systems and an integrated trusted provider directory for the quick identification of external recipients. The offering also includes managed services such as certificate management, audit trails and 24/7 support.
The second generation of Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging offers three flexible products to meet the needs of healthcare organizations with varying technology resources and operational needs:
DSM Web – For organizations with limited technical infrastructure, this is the simplest and fastest way to get Direct-enabled.
- Easy access – Offers secure web-based access and uses standard e-mail programs
- Low cost deployment, zero maintenance – Encryption and certificate management provided by Orion Health
- Quick location of message recipients – Integrated with a Direct provider directory
- Enhanced clinical effectiveness – Integrated support for national content standards such as the Continuity of Care Document (CCD)
- Enables connectivity to help meet Meaningful Use requirements
DSM Direct – The best option for organizations with Direct-compliant EHR systems.
- EHR support – Supports multiple connections standards
- Drive referrals – The integrated Provider Directory shares Direct addresses with external organizations
- Worry-free maintenance – Encryption, certificate and standards management provided by Orion Health Managed Services
- Provides connectivity to help meet Meaningful User requirements
DSM Connect – Offers simplified interfaces for organizations with custom or low-cost electronic systems that only require basic integration
- Low-cost integration option – Available as a hardware device installed to enable Direct services for your electronic systems
- Easy way to Direct-enable systems – Interfaces for connecting to the Direct ecosystem
- Uptime and availability, no overhead – Monitored by Orion Health Managed Services
To learn more visit Orion Health’s website: http://www.orionhealth.com/options/direct-secure-messaging
About Orion Health Inc.
Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth technology company. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Orion Health has extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems within demanding healthcare environments. Today, Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs, and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care.
In the U.S., Orion Health™ HIE provides the technology backbone for state and regional HIEs across the country. Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine is used by nearly all state and local health departments for public health reporting. Customers include Catholic Health Initiatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest, Geisinger Health System, Inland Empire HIE, Kaiser Permanente, Lahey Clinic, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Maine HealthInfoNet, Massachusetts Health Information Highway, New Hampshire Health Information Organization and St. Vincent’s HealthCare. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com. Connect with us on Twitter, facebook and LinkedIn.