Sample Letter: Direct Messaging To a Medical Network Colleague

Sample Direct message to a Medical Network Colleague

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Dear Colleague(s):

I am writing to inquire about your practice plans to implement Direct Messaging as a secure method of exchanging patient health information. Our EHR, Office Practicum, has integrated Direct Messaging functionality so that we may easily, efficiently and securely communicate with our referral care network and physician colleagues. 

I understand that all 2014 Certified EHR systems have been tested on their ability to implement Direct Messaging services to exchange protected health information.  We are hopeful that your practice uses a 2014 Certified EHR system as well, so that we may use this technology to communicate securely with your practice. 

I’d like to learn whether or not you currently participate in Direct Messaging or plan to participate in the future.  If you are already participating, I would be pleased to exchange  Direct Message email address(es) with you.  If you find yourself in the midst of implementing this service, and you would like to test the messaging service, our practice would be happy to collaborate with you.  If you have not yet enrolled in the service, but have plans to do so in the future, please let us know.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding this exciting opportunity to improve communication, coordination, and patient care.