FORT LEE, N.J., Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxMD is pleased to announce that the Minnesota Department of Health has issued a Certificate of Authority to operate in the state as a Health Data Intermediary. In this capacity, MaxMD will bring its Direct Secure Messaging services to Minnesota Hospitals, Provider Practices, Healthcare organizations and Application Service Providers that operate within the state. As an EHNAC accredited Health Information Service Provider (HISP), Registration Authority (RA) and Certificate Authority (CA), MaxMD is well equipped to serve State Providers and assist in its goal of establishing the infrastructure for secure health information exchange between hospitals, providers, patients and any other healthcare organizations involved in the coordination of care.
The Minnesota e-Health Initiative was designed to, "improve health care quality, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs and improve public health." As a part of this program all Health IT providers like MaxMD must be vetted by state in order to earn their Certificate of Authority.
As an acknowledged industry leader and one of the nation's first EHNAC accredited HISP, RA and CA's, MaxMD maintains an active leadership role contributing to National Direct policy by serving on eleven (11) DirectTrust.org workgroups. MaxMD's Direct solutions enable providers to effectively and efficiently improve care coordination and patient outcomes that support the State of Minnesota's goals of improved interoperability.
Providers seeking Direct Secure Messaging will appreciate the ease of adoption and affordable cost of MaxMD's products. MaxMD's Direct Secure Messaging is accessible from any web browser, modern email client, smartphone or tablet. Providers not using EMR technology can acquire Direct Secure Messaging within 24 hours. Eligible Hospitals or Ambulatory EMRs that are pursuing Meaningful Use Incentives generally complete integration in about a week.
"This is a very exciting time for MaxMD," said Scott Finlay, MaxMD CEO. "We share the same ambitions and objectives that the state of Minnesota has articulated when it comes to the Health IT landscape. We offer solutions to virtually every segment of the healthcare community. Our solutions are compatible with Inpatient EMRs, Ambulatory EHR vendors, Patient Portals or even provider organizations that do not currently utilize an EHR. Our solutions are designed to satisfy Meaningful Use incentives but to also bridge the gap between Meaningful Use and practical use."
CONTACT: Scott Finlay, 201-963-0005