The Direct Project: Sending health information over the cloud

Use Direct Sender to securely email medical records in health IT systems

From the developerWorks archives

Michael Yuan

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: November 06, 2012

Promoting interoperable and meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems is one of the major goals of the federal government's healthcare reform, and the Direct Project is one of its most promising initiatives. Get started with this peer-to-peer protocol for sending sensitive patient information over the cloud, then find out how to use Direct Sender, an open source, Java-based client, to send secure email in health IT systems.

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