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What is Direct messaging?
Direct messaging is secure email for exchanging health information—a simple, cost-effective mechanism to transport patients’ protected health information (PHI) to known, trusted recipients over the Internet. Direct messaging services are provided by Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). Check out our DIRECTory to connect with other members of the RI Trust Community who are using Direct email. You can call these contacts and let them know that you would like to begin exchanging patient information.
Why should I adopt Direct messaging?
- Transports CurrentCare Hospital Alerts that notify Primary Care Providers in real-time that their consented patients have an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department encounter at a participating hospital
- Saves time by allowing Providers to spend less time with paper medical records and more time treating patients
- Saves money by reducing overhead costs for physical storage of paper records and replaces fax and postage costs
- Allows open communication amongst a patient’s entire care delivery team
What is the Rhode Island Trust Community?
The Rhode Island Quality Institute has established the RI Trust Community (RITC) – a community of verified RI providers who have a legitimate need to use Direct Messaging. The RITC issues an electronic credential to verified members identifying them as a trusted member of this community. Membership in the RITC is free, streamlines contact management, and provides an extra layer of confidence for RI Direct messaging users.
How Can I Get Started with Direct?
- Reference our list of qualified and vetted HISPs from RI REC’s online Vendor Marketplace:
- Select your HISP to set up your Direct accounts and join the Rhode Island Trust Community. Download and/or electronically complete the Rhode Island Trust Community (RITC) Participation Agreement. Return the completed form the Rhode Island Quality Institute for processing. Be sure to let your HISP know that you are joining the RITC
|Secure Exchange Solutions||Michelle Darnell|