On April 2, 2019, DirectTrust announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Direct Messaging has joined the association's Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle. Through the association, VA personnel will have access to the full national network of 1.8 million Direct endpoints. Founded in 2010, DirectTrust is a health care industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network used for secure, interoperable messaging of protected health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between provider and patients, for the purpose of improved coordination of care. Participation in DirectTrust's trust anchor bundle means VA . . .