Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

By EJ Fechenda 02:38 pm December 09, 2011
Another year is drawing to a close and government mandated deadlines are now on the not-so-distant horizon. Is your organization prepared?
By Jon Mertz 08:59 am November 30, 2011
During the SIIM 2011 Annual Meeting earlier this year, radiology leaders were rallying the industry to engage with the incentive program being driven under the Meaningful Use banner.
By EJ Fechenda 03:48 pm November 17, 2011
This is probably going to be one of many blogs you’ll read with a Thanksgiving theme. When it comes to employment, those of you who are fortunate to be employed, have a lot to be thankful for. For those of you who are currently unemployed and seeking a healthcare IT job, there is good news.
By David Harlow 09:00 am November 09, 2011
The HITECH Act called for stepped-up HIPAA privacy and security and breach notification rule enforcement with respect to covered entities and business associates, to be accomplished by spot-check audits.
By Jeff Rowe 10:27 am November 04, 2011
With this post, HITECHWatch is calling it a day.
By Jeff Rowe 09:48 am October 25, 2011
Yesterday we floated a question about the proper role of government in facilitating system-wide change.
By Jeff Rowe 09:02 am October 20, 2011
Naturally, when it comes to the number of providers signing up for the HITECH incentive program, HIT policymakers would like to be able to report a banner first year.
By Jeff Rowe 10:46 am October 18, 2011
One of the unpleasant truths of legislative initiatives is that, more often than not, policymakers get more than they bargained for.
By Jeff Rowe 07:14 am October 14, 2011
Yesterday we highlighted testimony from a recent meeting of ONC’s Meaningful Use working group in which stakeholders described the difficulties some providers are having meeting the MU requirements.
By Jeff Rowe 11:50 am October 13, 2011
At a recent meeting of ONC’s Meaningful Use workgroup, healthcare stakeholders reported that many providers are successfully grappling with MU requirements, but problems remain.

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