On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Title XIII of ARRA, called the Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), allocated $19.2 billion toward health IT. This act seeks to bolster health IT to improve the delivery of health care in the United States. With various provisions and regulations, the Act provides assistance, tools, and resources to providers to allow for implementation and utilization of electronic health records.
Registration & Attestation
The process is underway for hospitals and eligible providers to register their intent to participate in the Meaningful Use incentive program and to attest to their achievement of Meaningful Use goals. The links below will take you directly to the website for registration and attestation, and offer an explanation of that process.
Dr. Blumenthal Discusses Registration for EHR Incentive Programs
ARRA & HITECH
For visitors' ease of use, the full ARRA Law, including the HITECH Act, and Meaningful Use Rules can be accessed below. Other major reports shaping public policy will also be made easily accessible here.
For additional information about Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Record Adoption, our VSP Program, or to discuss your practice goals, please contact:
Director of Practice Solutions