DirectTrust announced the formation of a Consensus Body with the mission of creating an Implementation Guide to leverage the Direct Standard™ to send and receive Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) notifications.Read More
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“VA is committed to patient safety, and our robust medication surveillance systems are part of that commitment,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This agreement greatly enhances medication safety for Veterans by providing better oversight of drugs that Veterans may be able to obtain from both agencies.”