2nd Annual DirectTrust Summit Keynote Speakers and Agenda

The virtual Second Annual DirectTrust Summit (@DirectTrustorg) brings together an array of healthcare industry leaders to share ideas and best practices around improving health information exchange and interoperability. The two-day event ensures a robust learning and networking experience for attendees. Both days include networking breaks featuring live chat rooms and the opportunity for virtual one-on-one meetings with speakers.

The Summit features keynote presentations by:

  • Don Rucker, MD, ONC National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on the future of healthcare data liquidity, review industry accomplishments, and needs for success going forward.
  • Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) on legislative updates on industry-relevant concerns, including a national patient identifier.

Additionally, the two-day event includes:

  • Regulatory panel presentation featuring activists in the health policy arena representing health information exchange organizations, provider organizations, technology companies, and government discussing the current regulatory climate for interoperability and potential gaps that may need filling with new regulation or governance.
  • Demonstration of the 360X referral process through multiple care settings.
  • Case study of automated data exchange between EMS and hospital.
  • Demonstration of identity proofing using the W3C Decentralized Identifiers1 and Verifiable Credentials2.
  • Identity panel presentation featuring representatives from the organizations responsible for deploying decentralized digital identity management models in both governmental and commercial contexts, and healthcare information exchange experts exploring deployment of such a model in the US.

View the Summit agenda with a complete list of speakers and session descriptions.

Note to journalists: To obtain a complimentary press pass, please contact Ed Emerman at eemerman@eaglepr.com or 609.240.2766. All session recordings–including those not presented during the Summit–will be available online at the conclusion of the Summit for one year.

About DirectTrust
DirectTrust™ is a non-profit, vendor-neutral alliance initially created by and for participants in the Direct community, including Health Information Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), Registration Authorities (RAs), healthcare providers, consumers/patients, and Health IT vendors. DirectTrust serves as a governance forum, trust community, standards organization, and accreditation body for persons and entities engaged in exchange utilizing the Direct Standard™, supported by DirectTrust’s robust security and trust framework. The goal of DirectTrust is to develop, promote, and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct Secure Messaging community. DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the interoperable exchange of health information.