Get to Know HIPAA, ARRA Terms and Buzzwords

John Storts

Trying to make sense of the HITECH Act and how it affects your business from an IT standpoint? Wonder how your IT organization must adapt to changing dynamics within the health care industry as a result of this legislation? You'll want to get familiar with the terms, acronyms and other buzzwords that get bandied about in ARRA and HIPAA discussions.


In case you need it, here's one definition to get you off to a good start:


The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (also known as the HITECH Act) is Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (often referred to as ARRA).


In the spirit of clearing up confusion, ITBE and Knowledge Network contributor (and founder of blog "Manage My Practice") Mary Pat Whaley recently posted a terminology reference designed to fill you in quickly on key HITECH-related terms and important governmental players.


Take a look at other HIPAA, HITECH and ARRA-related definitions, articles and resources to get informed and assess the impact of this legislation on the business of IT.


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Apr 18, 2010 10:52 AM sharon sharon  says:

Hi.... I feel a proper HIPAA related Certification or training will make you aware of all the terms related to HIPAA, HITECH and ARRA and will validate your HIPAA knowledge. Recently I came across a website that offers various levels of HIPAA Certification depending on your job requirement. 

Apr 19, 2010 10:48 AM John Storts John Storts  says: in response to sharon

Thanks for the link, Sharon! Lots of useful, in-depth info to fully flesh-out details on some of the terms in Mary Pat's Quick Reference.

Thanks for contributing!


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