DirectTrust Announces Third Quarter Interoperability Heroes

Initiative recognizes organizations, teams, and individuals driving interoperability advancements

WASHINGTON, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DirectTrust announced today its third quarter selection of individuals, teams and organizations as Interoperability Heroes in recognition of their commitment to advancing interoperability. DirectTrust is a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information.

“We're thrilled to celebrate the varied accomplishments of those working in their individual ways to advance interoperable data exchange,” said Scott Stuewe, President and CEO of DirectTrust. “Shining a light on the efforts of these individuals and teams—from a wide swath of the health information industry, including care delivery, technology, government, and advocacy—provides inspiration and a path forward to more expeditious and accurate information exchange.”

DirectTrust’s Interoperability Hero Initiative recognizes those organizations, teams, and individuals integral to advancing interoperability. Each quarter, DirectTrust opens a window for Interoperability Hero nominations based on significant contribution in a variety of categories, including fax alternatives, collaboration with others, identity-proofing, organizational efficiencies, and using Direct with other standards and networks (e.g., FHIR, Query). Entities meeting the criteria are recognized as an Interoperability Hero.

The individuals, teams, and organizations meeting the criteria for recognition as Interoperability Heroes during the third quarter are:

  • James Bateman, Medchart
  • Didi Davis, The Sequoia Project
  • Tim Freund, Banner Del E Webb Medical Center
  • Louis Galterio, Suncoast RHIO
  • Dr. Chip Grant, Watershed
  • Dan Kazzaz, Secure Exchange Solutions
  • Rakesh Mathew, Hike Health
  • Deven McGraw, Ciitizen
  • Greg Meyer, Cerner
  • Dr. Holly Miller, MedAllies
  • Maria Moen, ADVault
  • Vaishali Patel and the Data Analysis Team, ONC
  • Dan Wilson, Moxe Health

Additional information about these Interoperability Heroes may be accessed here. More on the Interoperability Hero Initiative can be found at, and video spotlights on Interoperability Heroes may be found at

About DirectTrust
DirectTrust™ is a non-profit, vendor-neutral alliance initially created by and for participants in the healthcare and technology communities, including Health Information Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), Registration Authorities (RAs), healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, 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 PKI mechanisms for trusted, secure information exchange like Direct Secure Messaging and trusted, compliant document submission. 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 its trust community. DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the interoperable exchange of health information. To learn more, visit

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