re: ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
"...some HISPs will continue to make side agreements with one another--and Galvez sees nothing wrong with that...To the extent that HISPs create their own information silos, [Galvez] noted, they defeat the purpose of the program."
WHY is it OK for HISPs to defeat the purpose/goal of Direct, regardless of whether they "...comply with guidelines and the applicability statement, and consider themselves business associates, and hold themselves to the HIPAA security rules"? Shouldn't the guidelines and statements be changed to assure the purpose of Direct is upheld in light of this troubling issue???
This whole thing bothers me!
Also, there are novel Direct-compliant methods that do NOT ever pass accessible PHI to HISPs, or between HISPs, yet they have been largely ignored.