Direct is a messaging protocol used exclusively by healthcare providers.  Direct is secure, scalable, standards-based and now serves as a required component of the federal Meaningful Use program.

The only way to participate in Direct is to be connected via a Health Information Services Provider (HISP).  CIHIE's HISP is provided through Informatics Corporation of America, one of the first HIE vendors in the country to be nationally accredited via the Direct Trust Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP).

Direct messaging can be used as a more secure way of communicating nearly anything that is traditionally mailed or faxed, including:

  • Referrals
  • Transmission of transition of care documents
  • Consultation reports
  • Patient communication
  • Care collaboration

Direct is automatically included in full CIHIE membership, but can also be contracted as a stand-alone service.  We offer portal access or integration within an EHR.  

Contact us to find out how to get started today.