The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) contained a portion (Title XIII of Division A), referred to as HITECH, that is intended to support a broad effort to accelerate the adoption of Health IT and utilization of qualified Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
Over the past few weeks, since the ONC released its recommendations to CMS concerning Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), as well as the Initial Set of Standards and Certification, we have been blogging on a variety of implications these rules have on physician...Continue
Ever since the ONC made its recommendations to CMS for Meaningful Use and Certification of Electronic Health Records EHRs, we have been commenting on several aspects of the 25 criteria categories needed to be eligible for HITECH incentivesstarting in 2011. We have commented on the...Continue
When the ONC forwarded to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the documents which defined Meaningful Use and Certification of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), vendors have been studying the specifics of the criteria and working out ways to help physician access incentive bonuses...Continue