The Interoperability Hero Initiative

About The Initiative

The Interoperability Hero InitiativeIn interoperability, we frequently hear about the numbers behind clinical data exchange, but what about the people? Heroes work among us, advancing interoperability every day to make a difference in the lives of patients.

DirectTrust is pleased to announce the Interoperability Hero Initiative, recognizing the efforts of organizations, teams, or individuals to advance interoperability.  Nominees have made significant contributions in one or more of the following categories:

  • Advancing Interoperability
  • Alternative to Fax
  • Collaboration with Others
  • Identity-Proofing
  • Organizational Efficiencies
  • Patient Engagement and Perspectives
  • Success Stories
  • Use of Trust Framework
  • Utilizing Direct with Other Standards/Networks (FHIR, Query, etc.)
  • Unique Use Cases

Each quarter, we will open nominations for the Interoperability Heroes, and recognize those who meet the criteria in conjunction with announcing our quarterly metrics.

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Let us know if you want to be notified when nominations open for next quarter!

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Interop Hero Spotlights

Interview with Interop Hero Dan Kazzaz

December 6th, 2021|

We had such an interesting conversation with Interop Hero, Dan Kazzaz, CEO of Secure Exchange Solutions. We traveled through time to understand where interoperability came from, how we got here today, and what future opportunities lie ahead for secure solutions in the healthcare IT market. Dan has a long history with interoperability, having first started programming in 1968. Then about a decade later, in 1977, he began working with startups (both in and outside his own company). But it wasn’t until the early 1990s when Dan honed in his focus on B2B e-commerce. Throughout his years working in this space, he’s participated in various standards [...]

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Interop Heroes for Q3 2021

November 9th, 2021|

We recently introduced the Interoperability Hero Initiative, and we're pleased to recognize the following individuals as part of our second class of Interoperability Heroes! Learn more about those selected as Interoperability Heroes below, including words from their nominators as to why they are deserving to be recognized as Interoperability Heroes. If you know a Hero that you would like to nominate, contact us to be informed when we open the next round of nominations.  Learn more about the Interoperability Hero Initiative here. Q3 2021 Interoperability Heroes James Bateman (Medchart, CEO and Co-Founder) The healthcare industry must have meaningful connectivity and the appropriate interoperability between patients, data custodians, [...]

Interview with Interop Hero Christopher Mack and Sutter Health

October 26th, 2021|

We’re pleased to learn more about Interop Hero Christopher Mack and the team from Sutter Health including Kat Brooks in this video interview! We got the opportunity to sit down with Christopher Mack, Executive Director of Strategy & Business Development, and Kat Brooks, Specialty Network Referral Consultant from Sutter Health. Christopher has been with Sutter Health for 20+ years. Sutter Health is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system located in Northern California. Kat has been with Sutter Health for 10 years. The Sutter Specialty Network is a concierge referral service and serves as a front door for internal and external customers looking to access specialty care [...]

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