According to an article by Health Data Management (Fed Adoption Could Spur More Use of Direct Messaging Software), federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Services, are leading the charge in adopting direct messaging software. David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO at DirectTrust, predicts that other agencies will follow suit if they see that the technology implementation is successful.Federal agencies are most likely recognizing the security and efficiency benefits of direct messaging. These benefits, paired with less stringent Meaningful Use requirements, also create incentives for providers beyond federal agencies to adopt direct messaging and to continue attesting to Meaningful Use. Read the full article.In an effort to make the benefits of direct messaging readily available to providers outside of federal agencies, RxNT has integrated direct messaging within RxNT|EHR, allowing RxNT customers to meet one of the Meaningful Use measures. With the second round of OCR audits on the horizon, it is important for practices to implement direct messaging solutions to ensure HIPAA compliance and protect patient health information. To learn more about directing messaging or RxNT’s fully certified solutions, call RxNT at 800-943-7968.About RxNTNetworking Technology, Inc. dba RxNT, based in Annapolis, MD, develops innovative software solutions for ambulatory care practices. RxNT has been a leader in cloud-based software for over 16 years with a fully integrated line of solutions including RxNT|PM (practice management), RxNT|EHR (electronic health records), and RxNT|eRx (electronic prescribing). For more information about RxNT|EHR, or RxNT’s other software solutions, visit us online at www.RxNT.com, call us at 800-943-7968 Ext. 3, or follow us on LinkedIn.