DataMotion Blog

October 4, 2018

Is Fax Secure?

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” Uber-life coach, Tony Robbins, probably wasn’t thinking healthcare and fax security when he uttered these words, but he could have been! So, is fax secure? Despite recent headlines about fax security, fax-related data breach vulner…Read More »

September 25, 2018

Fax-Free Healthcare? CMS’s 2020 Vision

Healthcare professionals who aren’t looking beyond fax machines to share patient data are in for a rude awakening. For a technology that has existed for more than a century and a half – (Scottish inventor Alexander Bain worked on chemical mechanical fax type devices in 1846, for which he received a patent in 1843) th…Read More »

September 24, 2018

5 Ways Patients Want Online Communications

If you’re in the business of providing clinical health services and managing the corresponding clinical health records, you know that patients want online patient communications, and to the people in your organization that can answer questions about it. They also want assurance that the process of exchanging the informat…Read More »

June 18, 2018

DataMotion Direct and SecureMail not vulnerable to PGP or S/MIME EFAIL attacks

PGP and S/MIME have been in the news recently as a vulnerability has been exposed, and an attack vector observed. This post is to confirm that neither secure messaging services that DataMotion provides are vulnerable. SecureMail does not use PGP or S/MIME, and while the Direct Secure Messaging protocol does use PGP, implem…Read More »

April 9, 2018

Where Healthcare Transformation Meets Patient Transportation

Facilitating patient care to the best possible outcome without wasteful spending is central to value-based care, and other initiatives generated by the ongoing realignment of the US healthcare industry, also known as healthcare delivery transformation.  A critical element of these ambitious initiatives is patient transpor…Read More »

February 27, 2018

Digital transformation and health data exchange

Digital transformation is all the rage these days and the healthcare industry is no exception.  Numerous government and industry regulations in the last 10 years have “forced” providers, payers and vendors to step up and start implementing digital technologies to replace old paper based ways of working with health car…Read More »

February 21, 2018

Health Data Sharing Techniques for 21st Century Cures Act – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we made the following  premise: if succeeding at healthcare reform is highly dependent upon health data sharing, a strategy is needed that satisfies these requirements: Supports and maximizes pay-for-value initiatives Aligns with security and privacy directives Complies with the 21st Century…Read More »

February 5, 2018

Using Direct Messaging for Referrals

As we begin 2018, we see accelerating demand for Direct Messaging addresses and services as a replacement for fax, print-outs and snail mail. This demand comes through our 70+ CEHRT partners – from their provider and care facility subscriber base, as well as direct (small ‘d’) inquiries from providers, care facilitie…Read More »

February 1, 2018

Why Do You Need the SMTP Edge Protocol Connector?

We frequently work with organizations in the health sector on certifications for integrating into their applications, the new 2015 ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) requirements for implementing the SMTP Edge Protocol connector.  In a recent exchange with a customer I was asked a great question about these requirem…Read More »

January 31, 2018

Healthcare Data Sharing Techniques for 21st Century Cures Act – Part 1

Succeeding in the complex business of healthcare in the 21st century requires embracing healthcare delivery transformation.  Healthcare delivery transformation describes the healthcare industry’s response to the disruptive effects of the transition from fee-for-service healthcare to a new pay-for-value model. The litany…Read More »