HITECH Act and Meaningful Use

  • HITECH Act

    The 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.

    HITECH Programs (external site)

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  • Meaningful Use

    ARRA 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.

    New ASTHO Survey on Meaningful Use Readiness
    Results from a survey of state and territorial public health agencies to assess readiness to implement Stage 1 meaningful use objectives.

    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 (external site)

    Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology Final Rule (external site)

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  • Additional Resources

    CMS Web Site for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (external site)
    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 statesmore »

    Letter to Medicaid Directors on Federal Funding for Medicaid HIT Activities

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