Cozeva® Achieves Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program from EHNAC and DirectTrust

Direct Trusted Agent accreditation ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements.
PALO ALTO, California – Applied Research Works, Inc., a value-based purchasing technology solutions company announced today that its Cozeva® platform has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISP from DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Cozeva® in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources as it relates to Directed exchange participants. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
“Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures that organizations like Cozeva® establish and uphold a superior level of trust for their stakeholders,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “The need in the marketplace for guidance and accountability in health information exchange is undeniable, and we applaud Cozeva®’s commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”
This HISP full-accreditation expands Cozeva’s secure messaging capabilities by combining the latest in real-time analytics with secure data-sharing technologies. Quality care-coordination and case management are much more than efficient medical document exchanges between today’s EHRs. Cozeva helps the system be aware of the right place and time for the highest value care and avoid costly and low-value interventions. Cozeva’s smart secure information exchange technology accelerates their user’s transition toward the pay for value environment, hence Cozeva’s operating motto, ‘The Network is the EHR™’.
“Complex conditions and post-acute care coordination have always had the challenge of orchestration between medical professionals, patients and their caregivers. Team-based care is here to stay, and Cozeva® is ready to help.” said Shaibal Roy, CEO of Applied Research Works.
About Applied Research Works, Inc.
Founded in 2008, Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW) is a fast-growing health information technology and services company with headquarters in Palo Alto, California. ARW’s flagship product, Cozeva®, is designed to support health plans and systems to manage quality, cost and access with precision for value-based health care. To learn more, visit www.appliedresearchworks.com.
About DirectTrust.org
DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.
DirectTrust.orgis committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit DirectTrust.org.
About EHNAC
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow EHNAC on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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Press contact information: Joyce Lignell, VP Business Development, (808) 271-4943, info@cozeva.com.