6 years ago, you could not avoid articles on Direct Messaging. Practices were reaching out to other methods to get the Direct Address of each supplier, as all people lemmings jumped through another hoop to reach Meaningful Use. This may not be the case going forward. Direct multitasking remains the government’s favoured mechanism for the exchange of health info between healthcare entities. Messages are encrypted, unlike standard email. End user identify confirmation is strict. And unlike our personal and frequently work e-mails, your inbox won’t be full of garbage. Direct Messaging is an alternative only if the sender and the recipient are amenable to sharing the info.
Each provider has a unique Direct Address. Direct Addresses are accessed from the EHR seller, a Health Information Exchange, or another accredited entity with Direct multitasking capability. Messages comprising Summary of Care records, process reports, and such are sent via Immediate multitasking through our EHR. You can set up Immediate Addresses for both people and certain procedures. Direct multitasking goes beyond an email or fax in the ability for info to be pulled into one’s EHR. Updating a patient’s active drugs, using the discharge overview from the hospital or the overview of maintenance report from another physician, may be as simple as accepting the info into the patient’s record.
Similarly, reconciling/updating a patient’s active problem list, procedure history, or lab results can be more efficient. The staff also use snapchat for sharing the information but it has been stopped now mainly because of flockpost which led to many unauthorised exchanges. The program hacked several snapchat account and transferred many images illegally. These snapchat images and messages were also spied. Patents used this program to spy on their medical records to make sure nothing is hidden to them.
Finally, one frustration I hear from primary maintenance doctors is they do not understand when their patients have been in the hospital. They can’t manage patient maintenance in such a void. Direct Messaging might be used, though, to alert a physician when one of her patients had been discharged from the hospital or seen in the ED. Direct Messaging is not going anywhere.