UW MEDICINE . Sending Summary of Care Records at Transitions of Care Regional Coordination & Directory Development. 6/6/14. UW Medicine Meaningful Use. Hospitals Northwest Hospital – Siemens HMC & UWMC – Cerner Valley - Epic Clinics Northwest Hospital – Siemens
Direct email exchange works using a HISP (Health Internet Service Provider) to handle the email exchanges and carry out the encryption/decryption and digital signing of each message and attachment.
Each sender and receiver must have a unique Direct address with the word “direct” in the address line, e.g. [email protected]
See Direct Trust.org
Local hospitals are working together to coordinate efforts around sending the SOC
Meeting twice a month
Different technologies & timelines
OneHealthPort – May develop a directory (will not be available in near future).
It is up to the individual organizations to contact other organizations and share.
Hospitals may need to send SOC to nursing homes and other organizations that do not have an EMR that can accept the documents. May need to supply software/hardware.