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Thread:Discussion - Week 9Post:RE: Discussion - Week 9Author:motunrayo adetonaPosted Date:October 24, 2017 6:13 PMStatus:Published
INITIAL DISCUSSIONHITECH LegislationThe Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was enacted by President George Bush announced in 2004 during a State of the Union Address that all health care professionals need to participate in the health information technology (HIT). (Murphy, 2010). The passing of this Act and subsequent definition of meaningful use encouragesphysicians and hospitals to use EHR to gain incentives from the government. Those incentives are paid out yearly as long as the hospital or physician follows guidelines exactly passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009 was implemented to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017. Since part of the HITECH Act focuses on healthcare financial strategies, just like MEDICARE and MEDICAID, it expects providers to show meaningful use of EHRs in order to get paid (Arlotto, 2010. p. 90). For this requirement to be easy for healthcare professionals to adopt, the HITECH provided $19.2 billion for healthcare providers who took Medicaid and Medicare patients and also funded Medicare with $44,000 to give each provider over 5 years for implementing “meaningfully use” certified EHRs (Shin and Sharac, 2013 The purpose of this discussion post is to describe how HITECH legislation has positively impacted my organization .It will also address how the incentives of HITECH influence the adoption of health information technology (HIT) in health care and impact the quality of patient care. Finally, an article that explains how the ability of health information technology meets the requirements of meaningful use, will be summarizedInfluence Healthcare Incentives on HITECH Adoption
The introduction of a HIT as a tool in the workplace has been challenging for most, and some have been skeptical about its usage have seen the benefits of using HIT to improve the quality of care and reduce medication errors in my practice. The future of using HIT will continue to reduce these errors and improve the quality of care that is provided to patients in the healthcare setting. The opportunity was to create a system that will arouse the economy while healthcare delivery is being improved (McGonigle and Mastrian. 2015). Meaningful use requires both hospitals and providers to have certain percentages of the following, computerized medication, laboratory and radiology orders, computerized vital sign entries, patients who have online access to their health information and actually access it, smoking status and demographic data recorded (CMS Releases Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements. 2012. p. 11). “The intent of meaningful use was to provide incentives to providers not only to adopt EHRs but also to use them in ways that would improve quality, safety, and efficiency” (Classen and Bates, 2011, p. 855). In my

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