Health Information Technology For Economic And Clinical Health

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List at least five of the ways you see physicians employing meaningful use in their practices The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is part of the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The HITECT Act introduced the concept of ‘meaningful use’ which incentivized the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) for the overall improvement of healthcare. This act authorized payments to qualified provider groups that meet the 'meaning use ' requirements that are paid out over five year. According to data from the National Ambulatory Medical care Survey, 57% of office based physicians’ utilized EHR system as of 2011 and 52% of this physician plan to apply for the meaningful use incentives in same year. This is a 11% increase from the year before. According to the HITECT ACT definition, 'meaningful use ' is the use of a certified EHR technology in a way that is "meaningful". This concept rest on 5 main pillars: 1. Improving quality of care, safe, efficiency, and reducing health disparities 2. Engage patients and families in their care 3. Improve care coordination 4. Improve population and public health 5. Ensure adequate privacy and security protection for personal health There are three stages to the meaningful use and each stage has it own requirement for the different applicants (eligible professionals (EP), and Eligible Hospitals (EH)). In stage One, EPs for the
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