Mission: National association for trusted exchange's (nate) mission is to address the legal, policy and technical barriers that inhibit health information exchange between entities within a state and across states. Nate will collaborate with all interested participants to develop the required solutions and pilot them in the real-world, with the intent to establish simple solutions that overcome the barriers that impact health information exchange.
Programs: In 2016 nate's three largest programs by expense were:1 - in 2016 nate continued to operate its flagship community offering, the nate blue button for consumers (nbb4c) trust bundle. The total number of trust bundle participants increased to 9 consumer controlled health applications. A trust bundle is a mechanism that simplifies the secure exchange of electronic health information amongst participants and those who subscribe to the bundle. 2 - nate worked with the community of participants and members to establish a consumer facing provider directory prototype designed to facilitate the electronic discovery of provider organization electronic endpoints. 3 - nate worked with the community of participants and members to establish a trust mechanism (the 'trustharbor') designed to facilitate the exchange of health information between restful apis and the consumer controlled apps that access them. The trustharbor describes a mechanism by which a secondary market of app endorsers are able to securely apply their endorsements to apps in a discoverable fashion such that relying parties may verify that a given consumer application has the endorsements required by the discloser to permit different operations (including but not limited to the disclosure of health information) based on the requirements of local policy enforcement points. Nate was positioned to begin 2017 with a clear market position focused on b2c transaction between hipaa covered entities and the consumers that they serve.