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    HITECH Terminology Quick Reference

    HITECH Terminology Quick Reference

    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.

    The attached Zip file includes:

    • Intro Page.doc
    • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
    • HITECH Terminology Quick Reference.doc

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