HITECH ActThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included the HITECH Act which is investing $22 billion in the nation's health IT Infrastructure by increasing adoption of Electronic Health Records and facilitating Health Information Exchange.
Meaningful UseARRA authorizes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide payment incentives to eligible providers and hospitals to meaningfully use electronic health records (EHR) and systems from 2011-2015.
ASTHO Rule Summary on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Information and Public Health
ASTHO Table on Incentives, Standards and Implementation Guides for Public Health Meaningful Use Objectives
CMS Summary Slides on the Implementation of the Meaningful Use Incentive Programs
Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology Final Rule
Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce Meaningful Use Action Plan
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CMS Web Site for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
The website provides timely information on aspects of EHR incentive programs such elgibility requirements, guidance documents, fact sheets, events and related links for physcians, hospitals and states.
Frequently Asked Questions About Meaningful Use
ASTHO and JPHIT are gathering questions about meaningful use from public health agencies and posting answers when they are received.
Letter to Medicaid Directors on Federal Funding for Medicaid HIT Activities