HIPAA laws have been a thorn in the sides of health care providers since 1996. Then along came the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act or HITECH Act of 2009, which is shaking up the medical community by mandating the transition to electronic medical records software. The transition
If you’re a Medicare or Medicaid Physician and eligible provider, you know you need electronic health record software. And the clock is ticking, especially for Medicare providers. The HITECH Act / Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which is part of the ARRA Stimulus Bill, has funded
Physician incentive programs are designed to reward physicians for behaviors that will promote patient safety and quality in healthcare. In the case against Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, quality of care and patient safety were issues as well. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the ultimate breach of the patient
What’s This Health Care Legislation Called The HITECH Act? The Symptoms: Health care costs are spiraling out of control in the United States. Without a corresponding increase in quality of medical care. The Plan: The HITECH Act is the current remedy for the ailing American medical and health care industry.