Easy Direct Secure Messaging Communications

Direct Secure Messaging takes the standard components of email (sender, recipient, subject, message body, and attachment) and adds two elements:

  1. Identity validation. A Health Information Security Provider (HISP) documents who the sender is, validates the sender’s identity, and associates a X.509 certificate based on PKI (public-key infrastructure) with the message. This certificate then becomes the key to encrypt and share the message with the recipient.
  2. Notification and documentation. Once the message is received, the sender gets a message disposition notification confirming secure delivery. This end-to-end documentation meets all HIPAA requirements—and all user expectations of secure messaging.
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