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:
- 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.
- 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.