Launching HITECH Reflection Questions

In 2010 the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed rules for the “Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)”. Discuss the main goals of that proposal.

  1. DHHS also proposed criteria for a “Certified” EHR. Why did they propose this certification process?
  2. The HITECH Act set aside $650 million to set up 70 Regional HIT Extension Centers. What was the purpose of these centers?

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