Documentation Library

Consensus Approved Normative Specifications


Name
Description
Status
Applicability Statement for Secure Health Transport
The common specification for the use of SMTP and S/MIME
Consensus Approved
XDR and XDM for Direct Messaging
Describes how to package source and destination in the SOAP headers to separate
addressing metadata from content metadata and how to map from Internet Message Format
messages sent over SMTP to the corresponding IHE profiles
Consensus Approved

(See the Specifications and Service Descriptions page for the specifications that are currently under development)

Consensus Approved Informative Documents


Name
Description
Status
The Direct Project Overview
Provides an overview of the Direct Project, and the specifications associated with the Direct Project
Consensus Approved
Direct Project Overview Presentation
Provides an overview presentation on the Direct Project and the specifications associated with the Direct Project
Consensus Approved
Direct Project Security Overview
Provides an overview of how Direct Project specifications protect the privacy and security of health information
Consensus Approved
Certificate Pilot Recommendations Discussion
Provides Certificate Pilot Recommendations for the Direct Project
Consensus Approved

Consensus Approved Best Practice Documents


Name
Description
Status
Certificate Pilot Recommendations Discussion
Best practices for use of certificates for pilot
Consensus Approved
Best Practices for HISPs
Best practices for legal, privacy, security and transparency practices for full service HISPs
Consensus Approved


Works in Progress


Documents in this category are useful for reference but are not consensus approved deliverables of the Direct Project
Name
Description
Workgroup
Status
Evaluation Criteria for Trust Anchors and Certification Authorities

Best Practices
Up for IG Consensus
Best Practices for HISP-HISP Agreements

Best Practices
Up for WG Consensus
Best Practices for Content and Workflow

Best Practices
In progress
Deployment Models

Documentation & Testing
Up for IG Consensus
Direct Project Compliance

Documentation & Testing
Up for WG Consensus
Reference Implementation Components

Reference Implementation
In progress
Software Licensing Process

Reference Implementation
In progress
Software Development Process

Reference Implementation
In progress
Development Stories

Reference Implementation
In progress
Bare Metal Project

Reference Implementation
In progress
Threat Model - Simple SMTP

Security & Trust
Up for IG Consensus
Threat Model - SMTP with Full Service HISPs

Security & Trust
Up for IG Consensus
Threat Model - Direct to and from XDR

Security & Trust
Up for IG Consensus

Other Informative Documents


Documents in this category are useful for reference but are not necessarily consensus approved deliverables of the Direct Project

Name
Description
Status

Provides details about sharing information with patients electronically in Microsoft HealthVault using protocols of the Direct Project.

Policy Questions for Implementations


Implementation FAQ


Direct Project Glossary


Java API Documents


C# API Documents


Testing Guides