Health IT 101

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided $25.8 billion for health information technology investments and the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. The links below offer a good overview of Meaningful Use and other health IT topics that may affect your practice.

Meaningful Use overview

Health information exchange (HIE)

Privacy & security / HIPAA

Patient engagement

Other federal programs (Physician Quality Reporting System [PQRS] and e-Prescribing)

Acronyms and abbreviations dictionary