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Event Notifications via the Direct Standard™

Care teams should be informed when a mutual patient experiences an event, like a hospital admission, discharge, or transfer (ADT). In response to the CMS requirement that hospitals electronically send ADT notifications by May 1, 2021, a Consensus Body formed to identify a solution using Direct Secure Messaging for both senders and receivers of these notifications. Forty organizations and individuals representing the care continuum collaborated on an Implementation Guide for Event Notifications via the Direct Standard™.

As the Implementation Guide is being adopted and tested, the Consensus Body is working through additional updates to the document.  Because of the time-sensitive nature of implementing Event Notifications, both the version approved by DirectTrust Standards Board for publication, as well as the redline in progress version, not yet presented to the DirectTrust Standards Board, are linked below, as well as the opportunity to provide feedback by selecting “Standards” in the linked Contact form.

Access the Implementation Guide and additional resources about Event Notifications via Direct below.

Last updated 5/23/2022

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Participating Organizations

The following organizations and individuals participate in the Event Notifications via Direct Consensus Body, or have committed to implement the Implementation Guide.  If your organization is committed to adopting/implementing the IG, take the pledge below to be added to this page! Additional information about Implementers and their solutions can be found from the link below.

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Audacious Inquiry
CCS Health
Clini Sync
Consensus Cloud Solutions
Data Motion
EMR Direct
Health Catalyst
iShare Medical
Lucy Johns, MPH
Mayo Clinic
MyHealth Access Network
NextGen Healthcare
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Open City Labs
Orion Health
Schreiber Tech Advisors
Secure Exchange Solutions
Secure HIT
Sutter Health
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
United Health Group

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