FT. LEE, N.J., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxMD, a secure information technology company, announced today it has partnered with NJ-HITEC to offer its members Direct Project services. The Direct Project is an initiative to provide healthcare professionals with an affordable, secure means of exchanging health information over the Internet.
As a trusted advisor to New Jersey physicians, NJ-HITEC assists in the selection, adoption, and implementation of innovative Health IT solutions that meet the needs of the medical community to improve the quality of healthcare delivery to all patients. MaxMD has entered into agreement with NJ-HITEC to supply its Direct messaging solutions and secure product suite in pursuit of reaching the Meaningful Use and Direct Project standards of New Jersey.
MaxMD was evaluated and selected on the basis of Direct messaging functionality and framework. As an accredited HISP, MaxMD was a logical choice for NJ-HITEC. MaxMD boasts a full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISP, CA and RA from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).
NJ-HITEC Executive Director, Bill O'Byrne, states, "Meaningful Use Stage 2 requires that all professional and institutional providers be able to send and receive patient health information that meets the national privacy and security standards. Direct protocols are defined in the regulation as an acceptable transport mechanism for secure interoperable exchanges. To assist our member providers meet these requirements, NJ-HITEC has formed an alliance with MaxMD to offer these services in our private and secure Member Portal. This will further ensure that NJ-HITEC providers have access to all the elements necessary to be Meaningful Users."
To learn more about MaxMD's Direct messaging solutions and secure product suite, please visit Max.md.
MaxMD's product suite provides secure interoperable communication solutions to the healthcare industry. The product suite was developed to meet the technical standards of HIPAA, HITECH, Privacy by Design and the Direct Protocol. As an active participant in the Direct Project, the MaxMD product offering supports the National eHealth Collaborative Patient Engagement Framework and enables secure care coordination.
NJ-HITEC provides support and assistance to New Jersey's physicians in the selection, implementation, and achievement of "Meaningful Use" of an ONC accredited Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. It was established in June 2010 by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) through a $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator as part of the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (2009 ARRA). NJ-HITEC is a national leader as one of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers nationwide established to improve American healthcare delivery and patient care through the investment in Health Information Technology. Visit www.njhitec.org.
Press contact information:
Scott Finlay, CEO, MaxMD tel: (201) 963-0005