WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DirectTrust is pleased to announce that Genevieve Morris will deliver the keynote address, “Policy and Trust Frameworks Under the 21st Century Cures act,” at the inaugural DirectTrust Summit to be held at the Marriott Suites Midtown in Atlanta, GA, June 10-11. Morris is the founder of Integral Health Strategies and previously served as the Chief Health Information Officer for the VA’s Office of EHR Modernization on a detail from HHS, where she served as the Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT at ONC. During her time at ONC, she led the development of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, an effort to create a single agreement between health information networks, enabling nationwide interoperability.   

The event will bring health care industry leaders together to share ideas and best practices around improving health information exchange and interoperability. In addition to Morris, attendees will also hear from a wide variety of experts speaking on additional panels. The panels include:

  • To FHIR and Beyond: The Future of Trust in Healthcare 
    ○  
    Calvin Beebe, Technical Specialist, Mayo Clinic
    ○  Jodi Daniel, Partner, Crowell & Moring
    ○  Jocelyn Keegan, Senior Consultant, Point of Care Partners
    ○  John Moriarty, CEO, BridgeForward Strategies
    ○  Dan Soule, Vice President Product Management at Health Catalyst
    ○  Genevieve Morris, Founder, Integral Health Strategies
  • The Role of Identity in Healthcare Exchange and Communications
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    Zeev Glozman, Founder and CEO, Beam.io
    ○  Julie Maas, CEO, EMR Direct
    ○  Greg Meyer, Director, Distinguished Engineer, Cerner Corporation
    ○  Scott Rea, Senior Vice President - Trust Services, DarkMatter LLC
    ○  Bruce Schreiber, CTO, MaxMD
  • Incorporating the Trust Mission into Personal and Professional Branding
    ○  To Be Announced
  • Innovation Priorities
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    Theresa Bell, Co-Founder, President & Chief Technology Officer, Kno2
    ○  Wes Donohoe, VP of Product + Design, One Medical
    ○  Hon Pak, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 3M Health Information Systems and Director, Value Based Solutions, 3M Healthcare Business Group

"There is no more fitting way to kick off our inaugural summit then by hearing from Genevieve Morris, one of the most respected thought leaders on health information and interoperability issues,” said Scott Stuewe, DirectTrust President and CEO. “The electronic sharing of health information is rapidly evolving, highly regulated, and holds great promise for all involved. Our intention with this Summit is to look to the future; to build awareness and understanding of the many elements involved in and influencing the electronic sharing of health information, and to foster collaboration between DirectTrust members and DirectTrust members with non-members. Our goal is to help advance the industry’s progress toward achieving secure exchange among provider organizations, and between providers and patients nationwide.”

DirectTrust is a non-profit health care industry alliance created to advance the electronic sharing of protected health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between providers and patients, for the purpose of improved transitions of care, care efficiency and coordination, patient satisfaction and reducing healthcare cost.

The Summit is open to both DirectTrust members as well as non-members thanks to sponsorship support from DirectTrust member organizations DataMotion and Kno2. To register or learn more about the Summit, including registration fees, visit bit.ly/DTSummit2019.

About DirectTrust

DirectTrust is a six-year old, non-profit, vendor neutral, self-regulatory entity initially created by and for participants in the Direct community, including Health Information Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), Registration Authorities (RAs), doctors, patients and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. In the period 2013 to 2015, DirectTrust was the recipient of a Cooperative Agreement Award from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as part of the Exemplar HIE Governance Program. DirectTrust serves as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in the Direct exchange of electronic health information.  DirectTrust's Security and Trust Framework is the basis for the voluntary accreditation of service providers implementing Direct health information exchange. The goal of DirectTrust is to develop, promote, and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC. DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the interoperable exchange of health information. To learn more, visit www.directtrust.org.

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