|DirectTrust Announces Draft of Industry-First Trusted Instant Messaging Standard Now Available for Testing|
|Thursday, 30 July 2020 04:47|
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DirectTrust today announced the draft of its Trusted Instant Messaging+ (TIM+) standard is now available for testing. TIM+ is the industry-first standard to enable real-time healthcare communication that incorporates trust network concepts to ensure secure transmissions between known, trusted entities within and across enterprises. DirectTrust is a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between providers and patients, for the purpose of improved coordination of care.
“We’re thrilled to have a draft of the TIM+ standard ready for testing. It’s been exciting to see the standards process in action as the Consensus Body developed it,” said Scott Stuewe, DirectTrust President and CEO. “We’re eager to learn the industry’s response as various entities explore this timely and necessary new standard, and look forward to further testing and developments in the areas of workflow and policy at our Connectathon in November.”
The benefits of the TIM+ standard include, but are not limited to:
The TIM+ standard has implemented the following high-level functional capabilities thus far:
To access the draft TIM+ standard for testing, click here.
DirectTrust will host a Connectathon for TIM+ on November 11, 2020. The Connectathon provides participants with the opportunity to share feedback on the draft Applicability Statement, test reference implementations, suggest use cases and workflows, and provide input regarding policy. To register and learn more, visit https://directtrust.wildapricot.org/event-3908459.
“Connectathons—which date back to the early days of the Direct Project—have served as a gathering place for our colleagues to both exercise the technical standard and collaborate at the network level. The group has a consistent track record of being a community of ‘doers,’ with a focus on democratizing secure, point-to-point communication,” stated Julie Maas, EMR Direct Founder and CEO and Chair of the Consensus Body for the TIM+ standard. “We are looking forward to extending this tradition for the draft of the TIM+ standard at the Connectathon in November, and hope to welcome many new communications enthusiasts looking to implement this emerging exchange modality.”
TIM+ is the second initiative of DirectTrust Standards, a division of DirectTrust.
Participation in DirectTrust Standards initiatives is open to any person or company that has a direct and material interest within the respective scope of the work of standards development. DirectTrust membership includes eligibility for participation in DirectTrust Standards activities. Non-members interested in participation can visit bit.ly/DTParticipateStandards to complete an application.