DSS Direct Messaging

With DSS Direct Messaging, health care providers can easily exchange clinical healthcare data from any computer or mobile device, just like sending an email. Powered by the industry-leading, GTAB-certified Surescripts HISP, our users communicate with confidence, knowing their data is secure.

Direct Secure Messaging

Direct Secure Messaging (Direct Messaging) is a national encryption standard for securely exchanging clinical healthcare data via the Internet. Direct is an email-like service provisioned and provided as a service by Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). Direct Messaging has three main characteristics that elevate it as a HIPAA compliant messaging protocol for health information exchange:

  • Subscriber identity validation
  • End-to-end security
  • End-to-end accountability

Direct Messaging requires all participants to maintain digital certificates, which supports the identity validation and information security criteria. The process of obtaining digital certificates for each new subscriber is overseen by the HISP.