Direct Trusted Agent accreditation ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – February 6, 2014 – MRO Corp., a leader in disclosure management and health information exchange, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for its HISP solution, MRODirectTM, from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated MRO in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources as it relates to Directed exchange participants. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

“Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures that organizations like MRO establish and uphold a superior level of trust for their stakeholders,” says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “The need in the marketplace for guidance and accountability in health information exchange is undeniable, and we applaud MRO’s commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”

MRO offers a suite of disclosure management and health information exchange solutions, including MRODirect, that equip providers with the necessary tools to ensure secure, compliant and efficient exchange of protected health information in the midst of an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

As a healthcare-specific email solution, MRODirect easily integrates with a provider’s overall disclosure management workflow and is a secure alternative to faxing documentation that contains PHI. With MRODirect, healthcare organizations are better equipped to meet meaningful use Stage 2 transitions of care objectives, and providers can additionally integrate accounting of disclosure services, patient restriction filters, message disposition notification (MDN) and provider directory services.

“Both EHNAC and DirectTrust have greatly supported the practical and efficient exchange of PHI through Direct Secure Messaging, and we are proud to have partnered with both organizations throughout our accreditation process,” said Gavin Krumenacker, VP HIE Solutions and Business Development of MRO. “Accreditation enables us to deliver greater security and efficiency in the exchange of PHI for transitions of care – an effort we are confident will both lower costs and improve care coordination for our clients.”

About MRO
MRO, a leader in disclosure management and health information exchange, provides technology-driven solutions that ensure the secure, compliant and efficient exchange of protected health information (PHI). The company’s solutions include release of information (ROI), payer audit compliance and tracking, and accounting of disclosures. MRO additionally offers services and applications that support meaningful use attestation and health information exchange. MRO’s solutions can be used as a common platform across a healthcare enterprise to standardize disclosure policies and drive system-wide security and compliance. To learn more, visit www.mrocorp.com.

About DirectTrust.org
DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.

DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit www.directtrust.org.

About EHNAC
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services, e-prescribing solution providers and direct trusted agents.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.