Exchange 101 Introduction to Direct Adoption and Implementation

The ‘Exchange 101: Introduction to Direct Adoption and Implementation’ outreach materials are intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with EHR Implementation Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use. The collection of outreach materials can be used to educate different audiences about health information exchange using the Direct solution in support of implementing care coordination meaningful use objectives.

This specific resource includes an overview for health care professionals and support staff of how Direct exchange works and information on benefits of and enrollment in Direct.
Distribute these materials to the appropriate audiences to educate them about using Direct for health information exchange.


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Practice Role
Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs, LPNs)
PSR, Schedulers, Front Desk, Med Secretaries
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
FQHC or Community Health Center
Large Practice 11 or more
Small Practice 1 - 10
Resource Topics

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