Nursing Informatics

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) / Reading and Sharing Nursing Informatics

With the signing into law of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on February 17, 2009, a portion of the law created the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act provided stimulus money to increase the use of electronic health records across the country in what many felt were aggressive timelines. The term “Meaningful use” was created by both the Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees to determine how organizations would receive reimbursement for their implementation.

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