AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2016 -
- IdenTrust is a DirectTrust member and participant in the new DirectTrust Partnership for Patients Program (P4PP) that makes it easier for patients and healthcare consumers to securely share personal health information.
- Company’s digital certificates provide the necessary identity proofing to ensure the security and privacy of the communications within the P4PP.
- IdenTrust’s participation in P4PP supports the strategy set forth by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC’s) to drive adoption of Health Information Exchanges (HIE).
IdenTrust® (part of HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions), today announced it is a participant in the new DirectTrust Partnership for Patients Program (P4PP) that aims to make it easier for patients and healthcare consumers to securely share personal health information with medical professionals at hospitals, offices, clinics and other locations via secure email. IdenTrust digital certificates are an integral component of the program, which leverages a secure, identity-assured email network to remove the cost barriers and complexity that can make it difficult for patients and consumers to confidently engage in two-way digital communication with their care providers.
DirectTrust is a collaborative, non-profit alliance of more than 150 health IT and healthcare provider organizations that have joined forces to support secure, interoperable health information exchange via the Direct message protocols. IdenTrust digital certificates provide the necessary identity proofing with EHNAC-DirectTrust accredited healthcare information service providers to ensure the security and privacy of the communications within the Partnership for Patients Program.
There is a growing demand by patients and consumers to be able to access their health information and communicate with their healthcare provider electronically, without fear that their privacy is being compromised," said DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA. "IdenTrust, as a member of DirectTrust and participant in the Partnership for Patients Program, provides digital certificates which add trust to communications containing sensitive personal information, making it possible for patients to share healthcare information with both ease and the confidence that their privacy is protected.”
Individuals who join P4PP will have access to DirectTrust’s nationwide network of 58,000 healthcare organizations. They can also take advantage of Direct exchange, which enables simple electronic health information exchange similar to regular email, with added encryption and identity assurance for additional privacy protection.
“A cornerstone of nationwide efforts by the U.S. government to increase patient and family engagement is to make it easier for patients to access their health information via secure, electronic means,” said Jerry Cox, Director, Business Development with IdenTrust. “IdenTrust’s participation in the new DirectTrust Partnership for Patients Program reinforces our commitment to making trusted communications of healthcare information possible. It addition, it supports the strategy set forth by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC’s) to enable and drive adoption of Health Information Exchanges (HIE).”
The Partnership for Patients Program was launched at the recent ONC Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Click here for Information regarding the DirectTrust P4PP program. Information regarding IdenTrust’s participation in the P4PP program can be found on the IdenTrust website.
IdenTrust, part of HID Global, is a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions, government agencies, and businesses around the world. IdenTrust offers the only bank-developed identity authentication system and provides a legally and technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities in more than 175 countries. IdenTrust also offers three different U.S. FBCA cross-certified PKI certificates for interoperability and trusted reliance by commercial entities, state and local governments, and the U.S. Federal Government. IdenTrust is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information about IdenTrust, visit http://www.IdenTrust.com. For more information about the IdenTrust Global Common PKI, visit www.IdenTrust.com/igc.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.
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