Participation in DirectTrust Standards is open for application to any person or company that has a direct and material interest within the respective scope of the work of the organization. DirectTrust membership is not a prerequisite for membership in Standards development.
Members are expected to participate in good faith in and in accordance with professional standards, respecting the Standards Workgroup Rules, and actively participating through attendance, voting, correspondence, and other obligations.
DirectTrust Standards development seeks to be inclusive and represent all stakeholders with a direct and material interest within the respective scope of the relevant Standards Workgroup. As such, DirectTrust Standards aims for balance and a lack of dominance of each Standards Workgroup.
To achieve this balance, the DirectTrust Standards development has established various Interest Categories that stakeholders may fall into with the intent that a single Interest Category may not dominate any particular Standards Workgroup.
Organizations and individuals shall choose to be associated with the Interest Category in which their primary business or interest purpose lies. Interest categories include the following (select tabs for examples):
- Interoperability and Systems Integration Sector
- Information Technology Sector
- Healthcare Sector
- Government Sector
- Healthcare Payer Sector
- Consumer Sector and General Interest
Health Information Organizations
Health Information Service Providers HISPS (as a primary business)
Exchange and Systems Integration Technology vendors
Identity and Registration
Electronic Health Record Companies
Population Health Companies
Personal Health Record and Wellness Companies
Other technology companies
Integrated Delivery Networks
Accountable Care Organizations
Acute Care Organizations
Ambulatory Care Organizations
Post Acute Care Organizations
Other organizations providing care to patients
Private Insurance Companies
Consumer Focused Companies