From the first and second e-Activities, summarize the key features of the HITECH Act.

Not a paper – just discussion question. Must be 250 words must cite work. For HealthService Information Technology class.

 

From the first and second e-Activities, summarize the key features of the HITECH Act. Next, specify the overall impact of the adoption of The HITECH Act for health care organizations within the United States.

From the third e-Activity, analyze the primary manner in which EHR technology ensures improvement in the quality of patient care. Next, speculate on the overall impact that the health care information system standards have on the adoption of EHR technology within health care organizations. Provide a rationale for your response.

 

E-Activities below:

 

Review the video titled “The HITECH Act: Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use” (4 min 38 sec). Be prepared to discuss.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzeUKKWvC0o)

 

Read the article titled, “HITECH Act Enforcement Interim Final Rule”, located at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/enforcementrule/hitechenforcementifr.html. Be prepared to discuss.

Go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website located at http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/Program/health_system_transformation_resources.html, other Websites, or the Strayer Library to research articles on electronic health record (EHR) technology for health care organizations. Be prepared to discuss.

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