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HITECH Act and the Future of Medical Information Technology

A) The HITECH Act: What is it? What steps do we need to take in Medical Information Technology?

B) What steps will you take to prepare your organization for the future of Medical Information Technology, as a CEO or CIO in a hospital? What are the repercussions of Medical Information Technology in the world due to the Act?

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In order to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009 (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). The privacy and security concerns related to the electronic transmission of health information are addressed by the Subtitle D of the HITECH Act. It is in part of several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules. The main objectives of this act are to build an effective healthcare IT infrastructure, promote electronic data exchange, and provide adequate privacy and security to the electronic transfer of health information.
Some steps are needed to take in medical IT such as keeping electronic medical records, work flow automation and automatic financial analysis and management (Medical I.T. Pty Ltd, 2012). It is necessary for healthcare firms generating forms and documents ...

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HITECH Act and the Future of Medical Information Technology are examined.