Thursday, June 13, 2013

Security Meets Global Freedom

Can secure messaging go global?  Some people think secure messaging may eventually be applied globally because of international interest in health information exchange.
Using Direct in other nations could prove appealing to U.S. citizens who seek care overseas and want to give local providers access to their records, says Scott Rea, vice president and senior PKI architect at DigiCert*, a provider of digital certificates and a certificate and registration authority for Direct exchange.

For instance, the U.S. has military and other government personnel working around the world. These individuals need to be able access health services outside the U.S. yet still be able to communicate in a secure way with American-based healthcare providers managing their medical records, Rea says.
Read the entire article, "Direct Exchange:  Going Global?"

*DigiCert provides digital certificates to over 60,000 customers in more than 146 countries.

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