Direct Messages

Become a trusted referral partner with athena’s global network.

Direct is a secure electronic exchange protocol required for the Meaningful Use Health Information Exchange measure. As part of our vision to build a national health information backbone, athenahealth provides all services needed to allow our clients to easily and securely send and receive Summary of Care Records via Direct Messaging.


As a trusted referral partner of athenahealth clients, we now need your help. In order to continue to grow this directory and ensure that more structured health data can be sent electronically between points of care instead of by fax, we need your provider’s and facility’s Direct Addresses.



Let’s work together to foster better directed care coordination by exchanging directories. Fill out the form to the right and someone from our Coordinator Network Services team will reach out to you.



If you have any questions, email