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Understanding what the HITECH Act means for you and your business is crucial. ManageMyPractice.com founder Mary Pat Whaley's terminology list helps you make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms and extensive list of key agency players.
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). According to IT Business Edge's Lora Bentley, HITECH "commits $22 billion to 'advance the use of health information technology' and broadens Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security requirements."
If only it were as simple as that broad definition. Understanding what this legislation means for you and your business is crucial. ManageMyPractice.com founder Mary Pat Whaley's HITECH and ARRA terminology list helps you make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms (EHR, MU, CCHIT) and extensive list of key agency players.
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