EHNAC to Host Industry Forum for Health Information Service Providers focusing on Direct Protocol, Meaningful Use Stage 2

  EHNAC to Host Industry Forum for Health Information Service Providers
  focusing on Direct Protocol, Meaningful Use Stage 2

  Free webinar on May 30 to feature panel discussion on ways to identify and
                         minimize PHI exposure risks

Business Wire

FARMINGTON, Conn. -- May 14, 2013

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a
non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, will host
a free webinar to discuss the impact of the Direct Protocol on health
information service providers (HISP), certificate authorities (CA) and
registration authorities (RA) and the need for compliance to achieve
Meaningful Use Stage 2 measures. The webinar, “A Closer Look at Direct
Protocol: Exploring the Impact and Connection to Meaningful Use Stage 2
Implementation,” is scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Host Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC, will be joined by a panel of
executives experienced in the Direct protocol, which includes secure exchange
of trust bundles and authentication of stakeholders. This panel includes:

  *David C. Kibbe MD MBA, president/CEO, DirectTrust
  *Andy Heeren, director CERN Network IP, Cerner Corp.
  *Don Jorgenson, CEO, Inpriva
  *Ron Moser, senior auditor, EHNAC
  *Claudia Williams, director of state health information exchange program,
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
    (ONC) (invited)

The expert panel will cover how organizations can assure HISP-to-HISP
interoperability and scalable trust; the significant differences between EHR
technology software certification and security/trust accreditation for HISPs,
CAs and RAs who partner with EHRs; as well as ways to reduce PHI exposure
risks. Additionally, best practice examples of how to facilitate security,
interoperability and trust among Direct exchange participants will be
discussed. The group will likewise outline how organizations can prepare for
implementation of secure communications in support of Meaningful Use
requirements by the ONC.

“Following the ONC’s recent support of governance for health information
exchange, a spotlight has been aimed at the operations of HISPs, CAs and RAs,”
says Barrett. “It’s vital for each of these stakeholders to take measures to
ensure the privacy, security and trust in their operations as the regulatory
nature of the industry continues to transform.”

An open forum will follow the panel discussion to allow attendees to submit
questions specific to their own organizations. Those interested in attending
may register for the webinar here or visit for more information.

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a
voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established
to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically
exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks,
payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical
billers, outsourced services and e-prescribing solution providers.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit
organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process
promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in
healthcare. To learn more, visit or contact
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