Doctor’s Digest®

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March / April 2011:
The EHR: HITECH and Your Practice

<br />The EHR: HITECH and Your Practice

It’s time to make critical decisions about your electronic health records (EHR) system. But first you need a detailed understanding of the incentives and “meaningful use” requirements as outlined in the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. This issue of Doctor’s Digest breaks down this complex and confusing topic into easy-to-understand segments and practical tips that you can begin using today.

In This Issue:

  • Introduction
  • A Guide to HITECH
    Learn what HITECH can do for your practice, find out if you’re eligible, calculate your HITECH payment, and more.
  • Choosing a System
    Find out how to select the right system that will meet meaningful use requirements.
  • Achieving Meaningful Use
    Get down to the specifics of understanding meaningful use and learning how to make sure you receive HITECH money.
  • Making Connections
    Understand how meaningful use relates to e-prescribing, patient portals, and health information exchanges, and the resulting privacy issues.
  • Working With an REC
    Find out why a Health IT Regional Extension Center may save you money and ease the hassles of dealing with EHRs and meaningful use.
  • Resources: For More Information

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