DataMotion Direct Earns ONC-HIT Certification from Drummond Group

DataMotion Direct 6.1 has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2014 Edition Modular Certification via Drummond Group, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, qualifying these organizations to receive payments under the ongoing EHR (electronic health record) adoption program.

“This certification from Drummond is a testament to the robust capabilities of DataMotion Direct,” said Bob Bales, chief executive officer at DataMotion. “With it, DataMotion is one of the few HISPs to be both accredited and certified by the ONC. Furthermore, organizations replacing their HISP would not have to re-certify their EHR if they select DataMotion Direct, which makes it a natural choice for secure communications in healthcare, future-proofing operations and maintaining compliance.”

DataMotion is a leading email encryption and health information service provider (HISP). The company’s success in healthcare comes from the flexibility of its interoperable, cloud-based secure data exchange platform. Agnostic in nature, the DataMotion platform is able to integrate its secure delivery solutions with a wide range of clinical connections and workflows. This includes DataMotion Direct 6.1 which allows healthcare providers, patients and health systems to send and receive protected health information (PHI) using the Direct Secure Messaging protocol that meets Meaningful Use requirements, and complies with HIPAA and enhances health information exchange.

To earn the certification, DataMotion Direct was tested to be in accordance with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

With more than a dozen years of testing experience across various industries, Drummond Group brings a high level of technical expertise to this process. Its healthcare experience also runs deep, having certified hundreds of EHRs since becoming an ACB in 2010. In addition, Drummond Group acts as a certification authority in the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) and Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS) initiatives.

Drummond Group also offers a variety of programs that can make the testing process more palatable. For example, Drummond Group offers a Framework Document that helps software developers focus on specific 2014 edition criteria, clinical quality measures and testing options; an optional Wave Testing Approach that enables vendors to incrementally test for various certification criteria in phases, instead of all at once; and a Pre-Test Assessment Tool to gauge testing readiness.

DataMotion Direct 6.1, which met the requirements for ONC-HIT EHR Compliance, is a cloud-based Direct Secure Messaging service which allows healthcare providers to send and receive Protected Health Information (PHI) with other Direct address holders to meet MU2 requirements, comply with HIPAA, and enhance health information exchange.

“The government’s program is maturing and, therefore, becoming more demanding, as it is positioning itself to enable healthcare providers to truly transform how care is delivered. As a result, software developers are being challenged to develop systems with advanced patient engagement, data transfer and interoperability functionality,” said Rik Drummond, CEO, Drummond Group Inc. “Our experience testing complex software in a variety of industries makes it possible for us to bring the sophisticated testing and certification services that the healthcare industry now needs to reach these ambitious goals.”

Certification Details

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC?ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Vendor name: DataMotion, Inc.

Date Certified: 08/20/2015,

Product Version: DataMotion Direct 6.1

Certified for: EHR Module (Inpatient)

Criteria Certified: 170.314(g)(4); (h)(1-3)

Certification ID Number: 08202015-3291-6

Clinical Quality Measures Certified: None

Any additional software relied upon to certify: None

Vendor name: DataMotion, Inc.

Date Certified: 08/20/2015

Product Version: DataMotion Direct 6.1

Certified for:  EHR Module (Ambulatory)

Criteria Certified: 170.314(g)(4); (h)(1-3)

Certification ID Number: 08202015-3290-6

Clinical Quality Measures Certified: None

Any additional software relied upon to certify: None

About DataMotion

Since 1999, DataMotion™ SaaS technology has enabled organizations of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. Ideal for highly regulated industries, the DataMotion SecureMail portfolio offers easy-to-use encryption solutions for email, file transfer, forms processing and customer-initiated contact. In the healthcare sector, DataMotion is an accredited HISP (health information service provider) of Direct Secure Messaging. The DataMotion Direct service enables efficient interoperability and sharing of patient data across the continuum of care. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates, visit, follow DataMotion on LinkedIn or Twitter® @datamotion.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit or email

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