The Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, promotes the adoption of health information technology (HIT) throughout the health care industry. It offers physicians who treat Medicare and Medicaid patients monetary incentives to adopt and meaningfully use an interoperale electronic health record (EHR). Incentive payments for Texas physicians have exceeded $300 million and continue to grow.
Released: Aug. 8, 2013
Expires: Aug. 8, 2016
This program is designed for physicians in all specialties
Upon completion of this publication, participants should be able to:
1. Summarize meaningful use and eligibility for federal electronic health record (EHR) incentives through the Medicare and Medicaid programs;
2. Discuss the quality of care, patient safety, and efficiency benefits of an EHR; and
3. Explain potential for quality improvement through EHR quality reports, patient engagement, and care coordination.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.