Tag Archive for ‘Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability

The evolving role of health information technology is outlined, including the challenges associated with achieving interoperability and improved data exchange.

The Three Stages of Meaningful Use

Meaningful use: A program in transition

This article describes the EHR Incentive Program and meaningful use requirements, including the challenges related to complying with these programs as well as the benefits such as enhanced quality of patient care.

Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty

This column discusses what surgeons need to know about the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program to avoid penalties in 2015 and provides other program updates.

Table 1: Common examples of HIT 7-9,10

Health information technology, meaningful use criteria, and their effects on surgeons

In the face of rising costs, inconsistent quality, and the recent economic decline, strategies aimed at creating a more efficient health care system now rank among the most contested political issues in the U.S. As evidenced by the attention given to health information technology (HIT) in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health […]


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