Following a rigorous competitive evaluation, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has designated DataMotion, an innovative Health Information Service Provider (HISP), as an Approved Direct Vendor (ADV) for MiHIN and the Direct Marketplace for Michigan (DMM). DataMotion’s Direct Secure Messaging service will help qualified data sharing organizations and healthcare providers easily and inexpensively exchange health information securely in Michigan in full compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Qualifying considerations leading to the ADV designation for DataMotion included:
- Full accreditation by the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISPs from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)
- Status as a Trusted Participant in the DirectTrust Accredited Trust Bundle
- Capability to integrate with MiHIN’s statewide Health Provider Directory (HPD), MiHIN’s Record Locator Service (RLS), and MiHIN’s Federated Identity Management (FIdM)/Identity Exchange Hub
“DataMotion not only met our requirements for industry credentials like EHNAC-DTAAP accreditation, they exceeded our expectations when it came to technical abilities, references and their live demonstration,” said MiHIN’s Associate Director, Jeff Livesay. “DataMotion also impressed us with its ability to easily integrate with shared services provided by MiHIN such as our Health Provider Directory based in SalesForce.com and our Identity Exchange Hub using Federated Identity Management to provide trusted single sign-on between multiple healthcare-related systems. DataMotion’s innovative approach to integrating their HISP with our statewide Provider Directory is so elegant and straightforward that any other HISP can re-use the same approach to easily connect with Michigan’s statewide Provider Directory, completely bypassing complex issues surrounding the federation approach to communicating between multiple directories embedded within HISPs.”
“MiHIN’s strategy to implement Direct as a core functionality for deploying other HIE services positions us to thrive in the rapidly-developing health information sector,” said Bob Janacek, chief technology officer at DataMotion. “MiHIN is a leader in the electronic exchange of health information and a model nationwide. We’re pleased to be part of MiHIN’s strategy and share their view that the highly affordable secure messaging provided by Direct is critical for improving patient care while reducing costs.”
The ADV designation by MiHIN further solidifies DataMotion’s position as a leading HISP. Recently, DataMotion reported it has enabled or is under contract to enable 36 electronic health record (EHR) systems to achieve Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ACB) 2014 Certification using the DataMotion Direct secure messaging service as “relied upon software.” The HISP also announced the service is now interoperable with EpicCare EMR and MEDITECH, enabling customers of these leading EHR vendors to attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) and qualify for financial incentives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
DataMotion was founded in 1999, and today, millions of desktop, tablet and mobile users leverage its proven, cloud-based data delivery platform to securely transmit protected health information (PHI). In the fall of 2012, the company expanded operations as a HISP and introduced DataMotion Direct. This breakthrough secure messaging service offers easy-to-use data transfer capabilities for “real-world” healthcare communications including secure email for sending and receiving PHI, summary of care documents and large images for both in and out-of-network communications. It also allows organizations to quickly integrate with the Direct Project, comply with MU2 and qualify for subsidies from the ONC. As a result, DataMotion Direct has grown rapidly and now serves organizations across the healthcare spectrum, including healthcare providers, EHR, HIE and interface engine vendors.
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About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
MiHIN is dedicated to improving the healthcare experience and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people by supporting the statewide electronic exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care. MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration between the State of Michigan, the Office of the National Coordinator, sub-state Health Information Exchanges, insurers, payers, providers and patients. For more information please visit http://www.mihin.org.
DataMotion enables organizations to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. The company’s easy-to-use solutions for Direct Secure Messaging, secure email, file transfer, forms processing and customer contact leverage the DataMotion Platform for unified data delivery. In 2012, DataMotion expanded operations as a health information service provider (HISP) with its DataMotion Direct Secure Messaging service, allowing healthcare organizations to meet emerging Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) requirements. Millions of users worldwide rely on DataMotion to transparently improve business processes and reduce costs, while mitigating security and compliance risk. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates on DataMotion, visit www.datamotion.com, like DataMotion on Facebook® or follow DataMotion on Twitter® @datamotion.