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HITECH Legislations Goals The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) act of 2009, is one of the key components of legislation that has shaped the field of nursing informatics. (McGonigle and Mastrian, 2017). Title IV of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is part of the HITEC act, and address Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). Ant healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals who choose to engage in “meaningful use” of an EHR, receive significant financial incentives (McGonigle and Mastrian, 2017). The goals of HITECH legislation according to McGongle and Mastrian, (2017) are; (1)Improve healthcare quality by, coordinating services between physicians for a patient, preventing medical errors, advancing delivery of patient-centered care. (2) Reducing the cost of healthcare by, by reducing duplication of services and reducing the number of medical errors. (3) Improve health by promoting prevention, early detection, and management of chronic disease. (4) Protect public health by, early detection and rapid response to infectious disease, bioterrorism, and any other impact on health status. (5) Facilitate clinical research. (6) Reduce health disparities. (7) Better secure patient health information. The Positive and Negatives of HITECH Legislation With My Facility
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  • Fall '17
  • Karen Robson
  • Electronic health record, Watters, HITECH

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