I was recently asked if the HITECH Act EHR incentive program will be effected by the 2012 election. Well the move to electronic medical records was mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health / HITECH Act of 2009 as part of the Stimulus Bill. President George
If you’re a Medicaid or Medicare doctor or health care provider, you need to adopt and use electronic health record (EHR) software by 2014. This EHR mandate began with President George W. Bush. The Obama administration added stimulus money to assist with and offset the cost of electronic health record
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.