Health Information Management

Federal regulations emphasize encryption, risk assessments

Health Information Compliance Insider, March 1, 2010

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  • Definition of “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHR), which establishes three stages for providers to meet the federal government’s definition and thereby earn financial incentives. (The Health Information Technology Extension Program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided $19 billion in grants and loans for infrastructure and incentive payments under Medicare and Medicaid for providers that adopt certified EHR technology.)
  • Standards to improve the efficiency of health IT used by hospitals and physicians nationwide.
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